As a woman in my late 70s, I have found satisfaction in resolving the 12 canvasses. In the “She-Alis” series as they became visual correlates to inner feelings and sensations which I have experienced in a long life of lovemaking. Freud reminded us long before the Kinsey and Masters and Johnson reports on human sexuality. That as long as there is life there is sex. Only serious illness, depression or fear can kill what is from birth to death a primary human drive. This drive like great art helps us to expand our awareness of the beauty and elasticity of what is is to be human and to truly truly live.
Abstract Thinker-Author-ArtistPosted in Blog October 17, 2013
The Artwork series – “She-Alis: Dorothy’s Six Stages of Female Sexuality” — launched today in the most unconventional of platforms: YouTube (link here)! Via a special youtube video uploaded on the Catch A Rising Star YouTube Channel.
Conceived by Catch a Rising Star CEO Suzy Yengo, created by Sundance Award Winning Director and Cameraman Anthony Cupo, and starring Abstract Thinker, Author and Artist Dorothy Dierks-Hourihan along with a surprise appearance by actor Jim Dougherty, the series explores the six stages of female sexuality on canvas, and the youtube video presents the series in a clever fashion: out of an antique bubble bath complete with Dorothy as narrator.
As a woman in her late 70s, Dorothy has found satisfaction in resolving the 12 canvasses
in the “She-Alis” series as they became visual correlates to inner feelings and sensations
which she has experienced in a long life of lovemaking. According to Dorothy, ” Freud reminded us long before the Kinsey and Masters and Johnson reports on human sexuality that as long as there is life there is sex. Only serious illness, depression or fear can kill what is from birth to death a primary human drive. This drive like great art helps us to expand our awareness of the beauty and elasticity of what is is to be human and to truly truly live.”
Born in Columbus, Georgia and migrated to New York where she received her MA and Ed.D from Columbia University, Dorothy is well-repected artist who served as the Dean of the School of Arts and Science after many years as Professor of Fine Arts at New Jersey City University. Dorothy has gone on to present many acclaimed series of artwork, and also authored two novellas, “1919: A Kansas Tale” and “A Fatal Gift”. After moving to New Jersey, Dorothy found the true love of her life and married a soon to be former Roman Catholic Priest. She is now living the good life in Florida living as the ultimate Golden Girl and exploring new territory on every level.
Director Anthony Cupo, best known for his 2012 Sundance Festival award winning film “Concussion”, directed and shot the youtube video as an act of love and admiration for Dorothy and her vision. Shot on location at The Gables, an exceptional bed and breakfast with the premiere restaurant on Long Beach Island, New Jersey, the classic authentic red bubble bath pedestal tub was a must for the video. Total shooting time in bubble bath: eight hours.
Producer Suzy Rose Yengo, CEO of Catch a Rising Star, has counseled Dorothy and pointed her toward the marriage of two great passions — art on canvas and sex! When the two met, they instantly connected as kindred spirits and have since collaborated on the promotion of Dorothy’s written and visual work. Suzy immediately saw in Dorothy a superstar, a modern day spokesperson for the thriving generation of active adults who lead active lives on every level.
Dorothy’s life story and many works can be seen on her website www.dorothydierks.com or her facebook: Dorothy Dierks Hourihan. For personal appearances and information, contact Suzy Yengo at 201-433-6705 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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To kick off this blog, my major statement:
To spend a life passionately loving the visual world is to never be bored. To spend half a century interpreting visualperceptions is to experience continuous exhilaration, a natural high which comes by transforming inner visions and outermaterials, The challenge in the arts is not to record but to interpret and transform through intuition, the magic which jumps on the horizon and lights the way. Communicating through the arts is perhaps as strong a human need as drinking,eating and loving. After all, connecting with others by giving form to feelings may be the distinctive value of Fine Arts.