The Aunties Project
January 21, 2014
Aleah Chapin, a young artist in her twenties, has embarked on a painting project that focuses on a group of women who have been her mother’s friends for the past thirty to forty years. These women she calls “The Aunties” agreed to pose nude for the portraits, and the results are, in my opinion, beautiful and touching.
You can see a few more paintings and read an interview with Chapin on The Senior Planet’s web site, or go straight to the paintings as they are shown in a gallery.
The opening was at the Flowers Gallery in NYC a year ago. You can read more about that here.
For those with a preference for the older female body fully clothed and wildly bejeweled, you might like this trailer for an upcoming documentary on women of a certain age creating their own style. I wrote about this film on the blog way back when. The completed documentary was supposed to be out last year, but I haven’t seen any notices about it anywhere. Have you?
Two ways to look at growing older. I enjoyed both.
A new Alice post will be popping up soon. Thank you for staying tuned.
And thank you, Ronni Bennet, at Time Goes By for news about The Aunties Project.