Artist: Barbara Burns

Title: Amandaconda

Attribution: Amandaconda, 2017 Barbara Burns

Year: 2017

Materials: Handwoven Tapestry: cotton weft, seine twine warp

Dimensions: 50 x 31 inches

Image Statement: Amandaconda is part of my Burlesque series which explores the sensual, female form from my perspective as a performing burlesque and belly dancer. It also exemplifies the parallels between exposing myself as a dancer vs as an artist. Combining my passion for dance with my love of tapestry I am creating a series intended to challenge the observer with complex, and often contradictory, societal views of women. Some of these portraits are larger than life to heighten the emotion and drama, as in Amandaconda.