Statement

Professionally and personally I am connected to a handful of local and global communities, including the art community, the academic community, the women's movement, and the yoga community. As part of my long-time yoga practice, I meditate. As I do I sometimes get a vivid image of a completed artwork before I create it. At other times, I have a linguistic idea first, and as I make a piece or a series of works, I meditate on that.

While painting, I typically merge my artist, feminist, and yogic aspects, resulting in artworks that include thusly inspired imagery with brightly colored geometrics and gestural abstraction. I often paint text directly on my canvases, usually in white as a nod to French feminist writer and philosopher Helene Cixous. In her famous "Le rire de la méduse" ("The Laugh of the Medusa"), she encourages women to use white ink to write themselves into history, hence, into being.

Gina Dominique Hersey
2018



For artwork purchases or commissions, please email me gdominiq@gmail.com