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Artist Gwenn Seemel’s bilingual blog about art, portraiture, free culture, and feminism.


Philosophy: this category of my blog is a catch-all, and its articles and videos focus on my art theories as well as on my philosophies about life.

The mistranslation of the Little Prince / L’erreur de traduction chez le Petit Prince

2018 . 02 . 15 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

Gwenn Seemel artist


One word changes everything. Un mot change tout.


Randomness / Le hasard

2018 . 02 . 12 - Comments / Commentaires (3)

Gwenn Seemel artist


My grief has me thinking. Mon deuil me fait penser.


Someone left their hand on my lap. Does anyone know who it belongs to?

2018 . 02 . 01 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

Gwenn Seemel


It was a faint tickle on the skin over my ribs. The touch itself was innocent enough, but I was in a darkened movie theater, and a stranger had just sat down next to me.


My complicated rainbow heart / Mon cœur en arc-en-ciel compliqué

2018 . 01 . 22 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

Gwenn Seemel


A video about pretty things and difficult ones too. Une vidéo qui parle de belles choses et de choses plus difficiles aussi.


Painting bugs / Peindre des insectes

2018 . 01 . 08 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

Gwenn Seemel


Bugs can teach us plenty. Les insectes peuvent nous apprendre plein de choses.


All art is political. / Tout art est politique.

2018 . 01 . 02 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

dog painting by Gwenn Seemel


This video explains why. Cette vidéo explique pourquoi.


Painting the naïveté of men / Peindre la naïveté des hommes

2017 . 12 . 18 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

Anita Hill painting by Gwenn Seemel


A portrait of Anita Hill as Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz. Un portrait d’Anita Hill comme Dorothy dans Le Magicien d’Oz.


A PechaKucha talk on queer art and Christian supremacy

2017 . 12 . 11 - Comments / Commentaires (6)

Gwenn Seemel speaking in Lambertville


Originally presented in Lambertville, New Jersey, I recorded this version of my talk at my studio to share with my Internet community.


The point of activism

2017 . 12 . 04 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

light switch


Perfection doesn’t help anyone.

[version française]


Le but du militantisme

2017 . 12 . 04 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

interrupteur de lumiere


La perfection n’aide personne.

[English version]


The story of the goat in sheep’s clothing

2017 . 11 . 21 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

goat portrait


See me speak this December at the PechaKucha night in Lambertville, New Jersey!


Makeup tutorial / Tutoriel de maquillage

2017 . 11 . 20 - Comments / Commentaires (6)

painted portrait


A tutorial not for putting it on, but for putting them off. Un tutoriel non pas pour en mettre, mais pour mettre au courant les gens.


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My name is Gwenn Seemel. I live on Long Beach Island in New Jersey, USA. I’m a full-time artist who blogs in French as well as in English. More...



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