Every day that I work in the studio, I work to create the family that I need around me. I work to tell my stories. I work to unravel my troubles. I work to meditate and to ground myself.
The girls in my works are so much of myself. In creating them, though, I also create the family that I’ve always wanted; a team of strong and capable warriors that are loyal, strong, and unfailingly honest. They listen to me, they hold me in their arms, they are gentle and thoughtful, they tell me their own stories, and… they love me. They ARE love.
What’s most important, is how they symbolize the real and true beauty that exists within all of us. And that’s all that matters, is that I am creating that heartfelt message through my work. - René
*Note: a few paintings that came in during lockdown in 2020 are included in this Exhibit; I feel very strongly that you should have the opportunity to see them!
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