Josie Morway shares with us the inspiration behind her newest piece With Barely, which will show in Thinkspace Gallery's upcoming benefit group show Love Conquers All:
"Andrew [Hosner, co-owner of Thinkspace Gallery & co-curator of Love Conquers All] contacted me a few months ago asking if I'd make something for the show, something exemplifying love, partnership, etc. I had the gulf on my mind, so I decided that if I could make a protest piece about one under-served group I could make it about two...so while the piece is being shown for marriage equality, it features two brown pelicans. The piece is called "With Barely", a little word pairing from a Margaret Atwood poem:
'I search instead for the others, the ones left over, the ones who have escaped from these mythologies with barely their lives; they have real faces and hands, they think of themselves as wrong somehow, they would rather be trees". An old personal favorite, and one that seems relevant to the equality struggle, as well as the escape of nature from the mythology of human progress.' - Songs of the Transformed by Margaret Atwood"