Attacking the paper physically, I strike with energy, strength and confidence. Gestural lines and determined marks become the armature of my work, creating  a visual skeleton.  Followed by meticulous editing and reexamination I coax a gentle protective energy, and lyrical line out of the piece.  


This work explores my ideas of power: how do I find it; nurture it; give it up and then reclaim it? The contradictory nature of these questions have piqued my curiosity and led me to investigate ideas of ‘cliché’ feminine roles along with a human being’s right to act assertively, decisively, strongly. 



Jody Levinson, originally from the East coast, has lived in the Coachella valley for five years. Her education and experience in new media and materials help inform her art making. These assets free her to act instinctively and emotionally.