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    Colette Brésilla

    Portfolio: Paintings

    My paintings and sculptures reflect a wide scope of spiritual and cultural references. I draw my inspiration from meditation, mu- sic, reading, and observations of interactions among people. I aim to give voice to the voiceless as a form of empowerment, con- centrating on the female figure in order to explore and explode traditional conceptions of women. The pipe smokers, who simul- taneously appeal to and confound the viewer, represent resilience, courage, and wisdom. In a world where women are often treated as second-class citizens or worse, where we find ourselves dancing unwanted dances just to fit in, I take pleasure in conveying a mes- sage of equality through my works.

  • Lotus I

  • Lotus II

  • Lotus III

  • Shall We Dance I

  • Shall We Dance V

  • Le Fumeur

  • Gesturing Geisha

  • Femme de L’ille

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