Saturday, March 30, 2019

March on

Last shoutout for our March women of substance! My two sisters were born in March. 

So before the end of March and Women's History month we celebrate them and every other female. 

Famous or not each and every one is remarkable in her own unique way. 

In the Philippines where wonder | wander | women were born and raised we honor a goddess of war and poisons named Ina Gunid

Here at wonder | wander | world we like to highlight the spectacular. 

As the world shuts its light for an hour tonight in respect of Earth Hour we join in with our support. 

May you have your own time honored and current women who brighten your world and make a difference in your lives. 

Lucky us! 


Friday, March 22, 2019

Hilma af Klint | artist & mystic

Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future, the first major solo exhibition in the United States devoted to the artist, is on view October 12, 2018–April 23, 2019 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. It is an incredible visual representation of complex spiritual ideas - then and now. 

Hilma af Klint, Altarpiece, No. 1, Group X, Altarpieces,
1907 Stiftelsen Hilma af Klints Verk.
Photo: Albin Dahlström/ Moderna Museet

The title for the artist's most important body of work, Paintings for the Temple is significant. It suggests that the canvases require a specific architectural 'home' and that they are designed to help viewers transcend beyond mortal and earthy realms. 

Hilma af Klint does not make reference to any particular religion - she does not use the word church, synagogue, or mosque - but instead aspires to build a temple. A universal place of worship dedicated to seeking balance through the union of opposites. 

Friday, March 15, 2019

Xyza Cruz Bacani | wonder woman

In celebration of Women's History Month wonder | wander | world features Filipino street and documentary photographer Xyza Cruz Bacani.

The power of great art is to uncover and make us face uncomfortable truths. As are these breathtaking black and white images focused on labour migration and human rights.

Her stunning images tug our attention and shine awareness on the under reported stories and blatant cover ups of these sensitive issues and touching trajectories.

Join us as we celebrate this woman and her history.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Happy Women's Day!

March 8 is International Women's Day - whoohoo to all the wonder | wonder | women of the world!

Women have, of late, been in the news for all the wrong reasons.  The power imbalance in so many places, where sexual harassment and abuse are part of the culture and sexual favours the requirement for keeping your job.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Cecilia Payne Gaposchkin | revolutionary astronomer & unsung hero

wonder | wander | world kicks off Women's History Month with this homage to unsung hero, revolutionary astronomer, wonder woman - Cecilia Payne Gaposchkin.

While accepting the Henry Norris Russell Prize from the American Astronomical Society, she spoke of her lifelong passion for research.

"The reward of the young scientist is the emotional thrill of being the first person in the history of the world to see something or understand something. Nothing can compare with that experience [...] The reward of the old scientist is the sense of having seen a vague sketch grow into a masterly landscape."

Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery [via aliterate].