New Book, "I Am Woman, Ode to the Female Essence" is a True Affirmation
I Am Woman, Ode to the Female Essence is a collection of photographs and poetry about womanhood at all stages of life by artist Missy Burton.
I believe there is a mystical power that matures through the life of a woman, sometimes visible and hidden at other times. What we know for sure, is that all humans come into existence by way of a woman, including Jesus. That's powerful and purposeful! This body of work is a celebration and affirmation of that power and purpose, says Burton.
Burton's love for nature is evident as she intersperses images of butterflies which she uses as metaphors for growth & transformation. Burton takes us on a journey to explore what it means to be a woman. With the camera as her primary tool and prose as her nails, she has constructed a masterful body of work. There is a reverence that emanates from each photograph, a quite contemplative reverence.
Burton's poetry is a perfect complement to the sentiments presented in the images. Sometimes funny and very matter-of-fact, at other times spiritual and meditative, Burton does not mince her words. Burton has created a body of work that is sure to present new ideas around womanhood while challenging old notions about femininity, societal cultural roles, and norms. This book is a true affirmation.
I Am Woman, Ode to the Female Essence is 140 pages and is available for purchase at Msanii HOUS Books.