Face Making

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.

Everybody else has it easier. / La vie est plus facile pour les autres.

2018 . 03 . 05 - Comments / Commentaires (7)

duck art

Or do they? Ou est-ce vraiment le cas?

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!

Page 1 of 35 pages  1 2 3 >  Last »


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...

Gwenn Seemel on Liberapay
Gwenn Seemel on Patreon
YouTube     Vimeo
GooglePlus     Twitter
LinkedIn     Facebook
Instagram     Redbubble


Apple Pie
Business of art
Empathetic Magic
Featuring artists
Kirk Reeves
Process images
You Bag