Here’s a work that has been selected by Saisha M. Grayson for an upcoming exhibition in Plymouth, NH. called Growl. Details below as well as some of the other works that have been selected!
“Sense-less”, encaustic mixed media, 12″x12″©Debra Claffey
Generally I’m after the serene and sublime in my work, I’m looking for joy. Maintaining my true self in the face of all obstacles is what I defined as my ferocity. Occasionally it will appear in self-portraits, more often in works that deal with troublesome topics.
We seem to have a primal instinct to protect those close to us. On a few occasions I have felt the ferocity arise to face a threat to my self or my loved ones. But more and more the threat is to those we don’t know and don’t see close. These individual human beings become disembodied bits of media incessantly streaming before us. They are reduced to tales, reports, statistics, and video clips. Where is my ferocity in the face of this torture and brutality?

GROWL is a Juried Exhibition hosted by the Women’s Caucus for Art New Hampshire Chapter for WCA chapter
and at-large members from the Northeast Region
Juror: Saisha M. Grayson
Assistant Curator
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center
for Feminist Art
Brooklyn Museum
February 5-March 15, 2013
Opening Reception
Tuesday February 5, 2013
4-7 pm
Dr. Grayson will be present and will speak in the gallery.
An exploration of women’s primal and instinctive ferocity, a source of deep power and protectiveness. The Karl Drerup Art Gallery and the Women’s Caucus for Art/New Hampshire Chapter present artwork by WCA artists from the Northeast Region addressing questions of women’s wild strength:When, how and why do we access our feelings of our inner wild animal? How does our current culture embrace/reject ferocity in women?
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