Raw Unedited Unscripted Studio Visit Via Video

For the first time I sat down in front of my work—as yet unfinished—and I talked about the work. Unscripted. Unplanned. Raw and real words about the series of work I am calling: Say Nothing. I present my work here as a prelude to a hatching Patreon page later in 2019.

I am a little worried as I share this that I am not the right person to start the conversation, but I feel compelled to do so. In a few weeks time I will keep sharing stories of why I am doing this, and I also hope to bring you the stories of other women.

Would you like to share your story of unpaid labor and the difference it made to the people you care about? Contact me, I’d love to chat!

©2019, Detail from one of the paintings in the Say Nothing series.

10 thoughts on “Raw Unedited Unscripted Studio Visit Via Video

  1. Lina Ferrara

    Awesome Suzanne! “Say nothing” was unexpectedly emotional for me. I often hold my tongue rather than speak out to keep peace. I don’t like conflict so saying nothing gave me peace on the surface while I was seething inside. That’s not peace is it? Thanks for being brave enough to put your unedited video out there and starting the conversation.

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  2. Elizabeth (Lisa) Petrulis

    Suzanne, kudos on the video. I’m enjoying the new work aesthetically but now that you explain it, it is even more interesting. It is a complicated issue because not only is there pressure from outside to not speak, but often we have internalized the idea that we are not worthy… I’m interested to see how the series progresses.

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  3. Cyndy R.

    I enjoyed hearing about your series; what it means to you, and the message you are conveying. It is powerful. I can only speak to my own experience, but as a woman I have felt the sting of my position over the years through sexual harrassment, being undervalued, being touched in abusive ways, treated as less than, etc. But at the same time I see how much worse my mother had it, how my grandmother had it, how my great grandmother had it, and I am so saddened by what they went through and the fact that they had no voice at all, and I am thankful things are improving and that I have a voice in my time.

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    1. Suzanne Gibbs Post author

      Hi Cyndy, thank you for focusing on the positive! Let’s hear it to more women having the courage to express their truths towards more change and equality.

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  4. Nancy McBride

    Impressive, Suzanne! I loved it, and your bravery sharing your passion for the zipped-up! Can you add another video to this that shows us the various pieces you’ve done in this series so we can see more of the artistic energy you expressed speaking for those who cannot? Well done!

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    1. Suzanne Gibbs Post author

      YES! Nancy, I will do my best to keep sharing more of these pieces. Stay tuned! Mostly, though I am painting as often as possible to get the ideas out visually.

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