feature: creating an escape – the art of painter and filmmaker maxine du maine
By Eye Candy
September 4, 2015
Take a look at the striking art of painter and filmmaker Maxine du Maine. In an interview with her university’s magazine, Maxine (who hails from St. Louis, MO) stated: “For me art has always presented an escape […] Whenever you’re young and sad, hungry, upset, something, some people turn to cartoons, and I would just pull out a piece of paper and draw a girl in a crazy situation that was too crazy for an eight year old to dream of like that, but I did because I was weird. But it was almost like I could control her outcome. In some way it gives you hope as to what your outcome will be.” Check out her paintings below; plus her short film.
By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor
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