The pic illustrating this post is on the cover, big thanks to boundmaus for sending it, for her hard work on getting the magazine out, and for the artist info below:
Sarah Caldwell-Watson was born in Wellington and raised mostly in Auckland. Her love of art was strongly influenced by her artist mother Clare Caldwell and surrounding creative family. During her B.A in Anthropology and Sociology she took a year off to go live and work in Tanzania East Africa where she taught art and rekindled her love of fine arts. After returning she has since studied design at Unitec and been involved in four public exhibitions including her two solo shows at Letham Gallery and Te Karanga Gallery. Currently Sarah is working in Auckland and is aiming to grow and expand her arts practise within New Zealand.
Big ups to everyone involved - many moons ago I helped put together a one-off student mag and it's a huge commitment, so well done!
Painting title: Heads or Tails
This painting is an adaptation of Botticelli's 'Birth of Venus' which represents the pagan goddess of love Aphrodite. This image drew my attention as it brings up questions surrounding women's role in the world and the sexualiation of female bodies. Within our "liberated" society today can a woman be sexually liberated without discrimination as well as intellectually liberated? Or are we as women forced to chose between 'heads or tails?'.