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

Believing in yourself (maybe too much) (but probably just enough)

2018 . 08 . 03 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

I’m grateful for the part of me that believes in me.

The piece I’ll be creating is part of an exhibition put together by Make Room, Inc. The organization is commissioning 11 artists to make art about the rental housing crisis in America. Participating artists are Cathy Abramson, Charis Ammon, Hermes Berrio, Angela Faz, Lola Lovenotes, Amol Saraf, Shani Shih, Rachel Sousa, Kim Testone, and ZYNB as well as me! Go here to learn more about the artists and the show.

From August 11th through 13th, we will be in DC painting on fiberglass doors. A month later, from September 13th through 28th each of these doors will be installed in 11 different locations throughout DC to celebrate National Month for Renters. The 11 doors represent the 11 million households living one paycheck away from losing their home.

My piece will depict the narrative of a neighborhood overrun by construction and corruption. Specifically, it will show the story of the north Pearl of Portland, Oregon, where I lived before moving to New Jersey. This video talks about the piece I’ll be making.

American artist Gwenn Seemel's self-portrait

Gwenn Seemel
My own worst critic
acrylic on canvas
48 x 34 inches

For more about my application-to-acceptance ratio, check out this post.

Gwenn Seemel

Gwenn Seemel
detail of Somewhere over the rainbow
acrylic mural
10 x 38 feet

The footage of me working on this mural comes from Ifanyi Bell’s film which you can watch here.

- Artists are magical. / Les artistes sont magiques.
- Another little artist secret / Un autre petit secret d’artiste
- The selfish artist / L’artiste égoïste

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(2) Comments / Commentaires: Believing in yourself (maybe too much) (but probably just enough)

-- Joy -- 2018 . 08 . 03 --

You’ll do exactly as well as you’re meant to.  I think all your work with drawing will help you paint fast and boldly.  Plus you’ve planned a lot.  I’m looking forward to seeing your finished work 💙

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-- Gwenn -- 2018 . 08 . 03 --

@Joy: Thank you! I look forward to the challenge of it! smile

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