Number 12: The Pink Parachute Project: Balancing It All
Balancing It All
The Pink Parachute Project
Digital Photograph printed on Hahnemuhle paper
14” x 20” print
20" x 26” matted and framed
UV protected glass
Description: This image represents women’s innate ability to stand strong, persist and balance it all. Like a dancer balancing on a rock, women are able to juggle anything that comes their way. The art of balancing is like ballet or ice skating. Fine and gross motor skills must all work in tandem with the desired outcome of the choreography. Every single movement has meaning and has to mesh with ones willpower to achieve that perfect harmony. It's a non-stop goal, getting to that central point of balance.
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.