She Who Seeks the Light is a painting by Kyle Richtig from approximately 2001, (acrylic on canvas).
A few years ago I attended a free screening of a film which exposed the horrors of the food industry. The event was organized by volunteers through a program called Cinema Politica which makes a library of educational documentaries available for small community organizations to screen.
I used to call myself a feminist. I believed that my experience on the margins as a gay person was a source of unity between me and other people similarly marginalized. What I didn’t realize was that not even the margins of our society are equal.
Like most of my art, Woman, started as something and ended as another. I had planned to sketch a person with a humourous bubble above. Instead, it became somewhat of a feminine statement for myself. A synthesis of what I thought of as feminine.
I love stories of feral children and adults, which is what drew me to this movie. I have always found the idea of humans returning to a place of instinct fascinating. I suppose what underscores this movie is the fact that animalistic or not, all humans have needs and intent.