The Essential Woman, mixed media, graphite & pen & ink, 11” x 15"

Rochelle Marcus Dinkin describes her work as a "psychological diary of [her] translation of the individual's journey through life. It is a kind of fairytale; a story that teaches, both symbolic and narrative." Exploring themes of feminism, sexuality, and mythology, Dinkin's elaborately patterned figurative works center on the stories of women, their relationships, and their roles. With their Medieval references and ornate compositions, the works entice the viewer to embark on the heroine's journey, traveling through Dinkin's imaginative, magical realms where personal mythologies unfold.

"In the current show The Mystical Heroine Revisited, I have tried to amalgamate selections that would best exemplify my journey, a woman's unique journey  through her life. Being a proud woman of age and experience I have hope to encapsulate a sense of magical realism, a belief in the power of art to balance my somewhat crushed romanticism and current hardened cynicism with touches of humor, irony, and hope despite all odds."