|Cintia Bolio, The Ombudswoman calling out on a bookmark, 2017:|
"Know and exercise your rights!"
|Cintia Bolio, detail from Puras Evas:|
The 10 Commandments, 2015.
"No. 10: Do not try to change the world"
"Baby, you are diminishing femininity..."
Officially, the word ombudswoman is not yet implemented, and Merriam-Webster is asking for quotations that they can refer to its first usage. Their asking is an acknowledgement that it is only a matter of time.
She is here.
The Ombudswoman of Cintia Bolio is carrying books on her back, calling out as she is from a place of insight and with pen and paper by her side. She is expressing herself in every way, while energetically marching forward, her mouth metamorphosed into a megaphone. Note also the tiny line between her feet for her shadow, which makes the three of them look like a stepping line of her forging ahead.
|Cintia Bolio, detail of Puras Evas:|
The Paradox of Support, 2017.
"It's working, woman!"
To underline the fundamentality of the role of the two, Cintia Bolio has created another protagonist for their group, and another one we have been missing till now.
Venus of Willendorf may have been a fetish. It has certainly been the general idea since she was found after 25,000 years or thereabout. We could rephrase that and talk of the necessity of her presence to creation. Rather than something being done to her, Venus has a job to do. She has had a smile added to her, but still no need for eyes.
"For me the drawing is a language, which combines deflection, joy, therapy, revolt, exorcism of my personal demons and a little more" such are the words of Cintia Bolio in her book La Irreverente Sonrisa (i.e. the disrespectful smile) from 2013.
And a little more. Venus has passed on the torch. Now we know, where art came from.