Description This is one painting in a series of paintings about African women and their use of pottery. The title 'From Deep Within' implies the life that come from within the pot that she holds. Traditionally, women are in charge of fetching water which is scarce in many regions throughout Africa. The life-giving water that she holds is a reflection of the life that comes from from within women.
Lori Ann DeJong Member Since March 2011 Artist Statement As far back as I can remember, I have enjoyed creating things with my hands. There is something addicting about seeing the combined efforts of my hands and mind (conscious and unconscious) come alive in front of me on canvas! I graduated with a BA in Education and Fine Art from a 4-year liberal arts college and then I taught full time for three years. After my first baby was born, I decided to pursue my artistic passions. For the past four years, I have enjoyed the challenge and pure joy of depicting life in my artwork. A few sources of inspiration for my work include: my children, Africa (specifically Ethiopia and Liberia), the mid-west rolling landscape, and the simple contrast of light and shadow.