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Mozelle Beigel Martin

Mozelle Martin

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... a camera in my hand since I was a kid... I'll put it down when I die!

As a little girl I became consumed by photography AND the art of Frida Kahlo. I wanted to be a famous photographer AND I wanted to be Frida. Photography was my "escape" while Frida's art was my "journey" (within)... it was psychological and emotional - it spoke to me. Both taught me to be brave - to just go for the creation and to forget about expectations. Photography allowed me to explore limitations while the paintbrush made me feel trapped inside. Instead I threw the brush away and started painting with not only my fingers, but my hands, and sometimes my feet. With both photography and art, I trusted my intuition to open doors to the unpredictable... and still do.

As for my artwork: I consider my works "inner child expressionism" - soul-inspired and spiritually driven and, although I was never sure what the end result would be, I used whatever "felt" right at the time as I layered textures, colors, and anything else. Even if my logic brain tried to resist, I pushed until it was out of the way. In doing so, I was usually pleased and, if not, I was still grateful for the experience and challenges.

Through photography I am able to say what I cannot put into words and through my art I am able to express my inner thoughts, feelings, emotions, and visions.