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Janet Bruesselbach
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The goal is within reach. Don't miss the chance to get the rewards and support art I've dreamed of making for years, of women who need to be painted.
 
53 hours to go on the Daughters of Mercury Kickstarter. This is a project to create oil painting portraits of trans* women by artist +Janet Bruesselbach -- over $15K has been raised but there are still $4K to go! Check it out: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1720861557/daughters-of-mercury 
Full-length oil portraits of a dozen or more trans women, as they want to be seen
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Glad to see that you are still painting and pushing the boundries.. I co-facilitated a transgendered support group for 3 1/2 years at the GLBT community center here in Anchorage, Alaska, and met over 100 trans-people. Two are now among my best friends!
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Daughters of Mercury Update #13: JANE. 4 days left!
Hi everyone!Thank you to those who doubled their pledges and commented, and new backers. Please "like" this update to boost our visibility.I'm not entirely sure whether I'll be able to contact you if the funding fails, but I am planning on relaunching with a lower goal, should we not reach $20K. I'll work on the paintings I've started so far in the time I can spare. Marketing this has been pretty exhausting for me, so please do everything you can...
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Thanks Cecilia for keeping this going on Google+. This project really needs whatever you can give it!
 
I'm a backer of this art project to paint portraits of trans women by artist +Janet Bruesselbach -- check it out. Her updates are full of thoughtful thoughts about gender and society: http://kck.st/1wUxemn 
A series of full-length oil portraits of trans women
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Yeah, I... forgot about YouTube commenters.  It's the right mood for what I'm planning for the painting if I'm ever satisfied with the level of rendering on fractal turbulence.
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Daughters of Mercury (daughtersofmercury.com) has only 4 days left to raise another $10K. In Update #13, I talk about what portraits can do, and confirmed model Jane talks about why representation of diverse and ordinary trans women is important.

"I remember the first time I met a trans girl- that I knew of at least. It was my first day of college and I was in line to get some orientation stuff and I saw this cool looking girl with a floor length skirt on. I remember thinking "Man, that's– why can't I be confident in myself like that? Why can't I wear my skirts and just exist like that." I had been sort of exploring myself but it was always under the guise of my sexuality and never gender, because that wasn't real it wouldn't happen. 
I ended up being friends with that girl later down the road, just like I'm friends with many of the people who I had looked up to in that confusing time. The sense of normalcy and like, they weren't "role models" or these lofty unreachable figures. They were women existing, in the ways that I wished I could have for years. I guess it was just comforting to see this existence normalized, to see trans women living and being.
I think that's why this project is so important to me, because it took 18 years to see any of this outside of the context of a joke or some lofty fantasy I was dreaming up. Even as a progressive person, even as a GSA leader, even as a weird gender thing myself I never saw people who looked like me or expressed the thoughts I had bouncing around in my head." -Jane
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About the sweetest woman ever, Jaye. Back already, there's less than a week! Buy a painting because you know they'll all be awesome. Enable me to do work, pay people who need it, and get better trans female representation in portrait painting.
Thank you everyone who backed and got us past halfway! Of course, that only means we have to mobilize the same amount of backing by Sunday, or the pledges don't go through and I can't make the paintings, prints, or calendar, or will have to relaunch. I really don't want to do this promotional cycle again; I just want to focus on making the work, without the day job distractions that have made this Kickstarter so exhausting. Double your pledge! Co...
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Three updates and $2000 in and I realize hey, I should probably announce this on google too. I'm trying to raise enough to fund a series of big oil portraits of trans women. Rewards include calendars, prints, and original paintings. If you can't spare, share.
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  • New York Academy of Art
    Painting, 2007 - 2009
  • RISD
    Illustration, 2002 - 2006
  • Crossroads
    Art, 1999 - 2002
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