Ending August on a bright spot. Elizabeth Murray
Elizabeth Murray – Painting “Bop” explains that “finding resolution after struggling, was the highlight of being an artist” or a care partner.
Elizabeth Murray (1940-2007) was an American painter who became a lighthouse for women artists, a shining example guiding their journey; she was their North Star. Before her untimely passing in 2007, she was able to oversee and organize an exhibition of women artists at the Museum of Modern Art in 1996, “Mamas at MoMa.”
“And with all of my work (I think every artist has this): you leave it at night, and you come back and you think, ‘Wow, I’ve got it. I’ve got it!’ And then you come back in the morning, and it’s gone; it looks awful,” acknowledging that today is an opportunity to begin again and be better. Care partners may share the same challenge: I’ve got this only to find that maybe you don’t. Elizabeth believed that “women’s art” was a misled category for art is in all of us, it’s androgynous; “art is sexy but it’s not about sex,” in the end, art surpasses gender. Care partners surpass gender as well for anyone can be a care partner.
To read more about her, go to: biography
To view her art, go to: pictures