Itakos Project is proud to present two great secondlife photographers, Cecilia Nansen and Maloe Vansant, united in the project to interpret a poem about women, inspiring on the contemporary African American poet Maya Angelou.
Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and she was a cast member of the opera Porgy and Bess, the work by the American composer George Gershwin. Actress, writer, director, and producer of plays, movies, and public television programs, was active in the Civil Rights Movement and worked with Martin Luther King and Malcolm X.
While brainstorming on this subject to be exposed I asked the artists what the immediate feelings was that moved them in this experience. Maloe said: “We are women hear us roar, you can bend but never break us ” and Cecilia replied : ” May we know them, may we raise them, may we be them “. Two artists with different personalities :
Maloe with her singular expressive power, dark tales, passionate and shadows that hidden and show perhaps her unconscious desires mixed with sensuality. The eyes almost always blindfolded, imagined, introspective and inaccessible.
Cecilia with its softer, reflective tones, eyes and looks that look beyond your gaze, reflections of a tender and fragile soul in some way, but which look at you with sweetness and asking.
On Display at the White Pavilion of Itakos Gallery.