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Monday, December 20, 2010

A poem for girls, A poem about freedom

I created this poem for the P.S. 57 bathroom murals, and now finally got to give it a new shape as a digitally illustrated image. It is a poem that I hope speaks to girls with thoughts about freedom, a word and an idea that has been essential to me as a person and as an artist.

I believe freedom is about being able to visualize yourself as the best possible version of who you can be, and acting upon that vision. And it is also about embracing your dreams, and refusing to let them go once grown-up life begins. I wish I had been invited to seriously think about freedom as a young girl, and this is why I dedicated this poem to the girls!

I am currently working on transforming the boy's poem into one of these poetry prints. And this one is now available in my etsy shop in both Spanish and English! ($12, Free shipping!)


Maria Mar said...

Que hermoso, Tanya,

Me alegro de que lo hayas convertido en algo para todas las ninas. Estoy de acuerdo contigo de que es importante que las ninas tengan un espacio y apoyo en reflexionar sobre sus suenos y su libertad personal. Esto es un gran regalo! Un abrazo, Maria Mar

Hoy, artista said...

Gracias María! Me propuse "recrearlo" como un regalito a mis primitas de PR. Creo que cuando algo es un regalo sale mejor!!!

Omira said...

Que bello trabajo, gracias por escribirme lo aprecio mucho, un abrazo, @Omirabell desde Venezuela.

Anonymous said...

Pls share English translation of this poem.