Progresssssss.

Progresssssss.

planetfaraway:

kingjaffejoffer:

Michael Brown’s dad before the burial. 
The emotion and all of the sweat…. shit is hard to look at, even if its only a picture

goodness.


Michael Brown’s father before the burial of his son: this is the pain of having your child torn from you. Of being robbed of the pleasure of seeing your son truly become a man. There is something deeply wrong in this country when the death of Michael Brown is called anything but a horrifying tragedy, one that sheds light on a grotesquely militarized police force. When instead the character of Michael Brown is brought up, I just feel sick. He did not deserve to die and his family did not deserve his death.

planetfaraway:

kingjaffejoffer:

Michael Brown’s dad before the burial. 

The emotion and all of the sweat…. shit is hard to look at, even if its only a picture

goodness.

Michael Brown’s father before the burial of his son: this is the pain of having your child torn from you. Of being robbed of the pleasure of seeing your son truly become a man. There is something deeply wrong in this country when the death of Michael Brown is called anything but a horrifying tragedy, one that sheds light on a grotesquely militarized police force. When instead the character of Michael Brown is brought up, I just feel sick. He did not deserve to die and his family did not deserve his death.

Two takes.

Two takes.

Shop/Commission a Spicy Little Watercolor at: http://spicylittlewatercolors.bigcartel.com/

Teaching art and reading my children’s book. Oh yeah.

Teaching art and reading my children’s book. Oh yeah.

tobebraveproject:

Here’s a progress shot of new painting. Part of what I am exploring moving forward is the experience of both body shame and body joy. This is the beginning of Body Joy.

tobebraveproject:

Here’s a progress shot of new painting. Part of what I am exploring moving forward is the experience of both body shame and body joy. This is the beginning of Body Joy.

"Flow", a new Spicy Little Watercolor. See the other available spicy peppers at: http://spicylittlewatercolors.bigcartel.com/

There’s a new Spicy Little Watercolor in the works… #spicylittlewatercolors #chloeallred

There’s a new Spicy Little Watercolor in the works… #spicylittlewatercolors #chloeallred

Go big, or go home: onto the next canvas.

Go big, or go home: onto the next canvas.

A new Spicy Little Watercolor, “Woman of Smoke”. Buy it here: http://spicylittlewatercolors.bigcartel.com/

A new Spicy Little Watercolor, “Woman of Smoke”. Buy it here: http://spicylittlewatercolors.bigcartel.com/

Woman of smoke, with peacock feathers in her hair. Progress shot of a new spicy little watercolor.

Woman of smoke, with peacock feathers in her hair. Progress shot of a new spicy little watercolor.

Detail of “Attractive”. I never posted a decent photo of this painting and it is one of my very favorites.

Detail of “Attractive”. I never posted a decent photo of this painting and it is one of my very favorites.

"To Be Brave: Ending Body Shame" A painting series by Chloe Allred, video graciously created by Aaron Bourget.

Many women have experiences of body shame and histories of eating disorders and sexual assault. In my past work I have examined my own naked body as a place to consider body shame: my own body shame, the body shame of women in my family, and the body shame of women in this culture. Art is my place to reconsider the beauty ideals I have been given, and to create new ones. Now, I have painted other women with histories of eating disorders, sexual assault, and body shame. They are women with different personalities and idiosyncrasies all their own, but with similar stories of violation and survival. In being vulnerable and breaking the silence around past or current traumas, I and these women have discovered a great strength in ourselves, and the difference between victim and survivor.

If you would like to get involved, or become a model for the project, email: bodyshame@gmail.com

It’s the day of the showwww #tobebrave #endingbodyshame #bethereorbesquare

It’s the day of the showwww #tobebrave #endingbodyshame #bethereorbesquare