Number 19: The Pink Parachute Project: We are the Roots of Life
We are the Roots of Life
The Pink Parachute Project
Digital Photograph, printed on metallic luster paper
36” x 48” print
42.5" x 55.5” matted and framed
UV protected glass
Description: This image was created with the intention to represent women as creators, who birth humanity, ideas, relationships and the welfare of all living creatures on earth. With this power women should know that they can shape future generations. Just as the parachute can be steered within the wind that creates resistance, so too can women mold future generations to make our world a better place, one issue at a time.
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.