We are a structured collective devoted to the examination and study of art and politics from a female perspective and that by making art, our identities as women play a huge role. As women, we are aware that historically the connections between our lives, our arts and our ideas have been suppressed. Once these connections are clarified, they can function as a means to dissolve the alienation between artist and audience. We are not committed to any particular style or aesthetic, nor to the competitive mentality that pervades the art world. Our view is that of CHANGE, and we feel that we can foster change in the meaning of art. We hope to answer questions about how it feels to openly embrace and to share our own contemplations, and intuitive knowledge about the role of women on this planet, how it feels to gain a sense of direction, how to motivate energy, strength and courage during human oppression and planetary destruction. Some say they find these answers within themselves, others say it is external. Some feel it in the ocean, the moon, a tree, the flight of a bird or in the constant stream of coincidences in everyday life. No matter where you find this inner strength, it has, in some way helped you deal with life.
Few will deny the female struggle and the reality of its existence. We invite you, as readers and creators, to not only take in the many thoughts and ideas that are included but to consider them in light of our ever- expanding consciousness. We hope that The Warriors Within Collective will stimulate great dialogue, encourage healing, and generate new creative bonds among women. It is a place where diversity can be articulated as we broaden and define the function of art.
My name is Krista Davenport and I am a photographer from Houston Texas. I live every day of my life through love and art. My spirit is colorful and unafraid to dive deep. When I am not in front of the lens (or behind it), I am reading and spending time in nature with my husband and furbaby. I also enjoy curating local art shows for the community and leading full moon circles with kindred souls. Grateful to have you and honored to collectively heal, awaken, connect, and above all….love one another.
(hands to heart) thank you for being here.