"'Her Six Word Story, Often Untold' is an exploration of our stories, as women, that we keep private or hidden, consciously or unconsciously"
'Her Six Word Story, Often Untold' is a new initiative from artist Eileen MacAvery Kane (Poland, 2018/19). We caught up with Eileen to find out more about the project and how you can get involved.
'Her Six Word Story, Often Untold'
'Her Six Word Story, Often Untold' is an exploration of our stories, as women, that we keep private or hidden, consciously or unconsciously. The goal of this project is to create a space for women to share these personal truths and create an artistic interpretation of the empathetic and indomitable human spirit of women, without judgment or retribution.
The #metoo movement was a time of outrage and introspection, for me and many women. It made me wonder how many women’s stories go untold and what I would learn if I asked them.
Artists are uniquely positioned in that we have the tools to create artwork to engage audiences in compelling ways, with that comes responsibility. I believe in using my work to give voice to ethical issues and to those who may not have the same access as I do.
A Hudson Valley native, Eileen MacAvery Kane’s work explores our relationships with memories, family, community, spirituality, nature, and the environment through photography, drawing, and film. The interaction of these elements, and the sometimes unlikely pairing of them, is what interests her.
Currently teaching at SUNY Rockland Community College, Eileen has over 30 years experience as an artist, graphic designer, and art educator. She is author and designer of the books East End Stories, Teacup Secrets, and Ethics: A Graphic Designer’s Field Guide, and the blogs ethicsingraphicdesign.org andchakraspirit.com. She is a Fulbright Scholar and NYSCA grant recipient.