Number 17: The Pink Parachute Project: Guiding Light
The Pink Parachute Project
Digital Photograph, printed on metal with float mount
16” x 20” print
Description: I created this image to remind women that we can be a guiding light in the lives of others and for our future generations. The lighthouse has symbolized, throughout time immortal the way forward to help in navigating our way through rough waters whether those waters be financial, emotional, business or spiritual in nature. The woman of the lighthouse speaks to us of safe harbors and security - orange and red chakra points - in the face of adversity which she's overcome.
Women bear life. Like a tree whose roots run deep and hold the earth around it together, women are the roots of society and civilization. We make the difference for future generations. Like a parachute, we take charge of our direction, steering it to land where we choose. The parachute can be thought of as an anchor, or as a tool to help reach a destination. The destination I am aiming for is full-on equality.
Get to Know the Austin Artist:
Teodora Pogonat is an award-winning, published fine art and portrait photographer. Born in Bucharest, Romania, and raised in Miami, she settled in Austin in 2000. Her photographic style is strongly influenced by the multi-cultural environment she grew up in, and from extensive domestic and international travel.
After leaving a career as an electrical engineer in 2013, Teodora transitioned to professional photography. She earned an Associates of Applied Science degree in Professional Photography with a minor in portrait and wedding. She is a candidate for a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) accreditation, granted by the National Professional Photographers Association.