<i>Office Pass<i>

Office Pass

Oil and acrylic paint on wood, 2020

Mary Post

Tyler, TX

I focus on aging women at work because, in each woman, I see someone who spent years building the masterpiece of herself. Many people associate age with mortality and society often fails to notice fading youth as anything more than withering sex appeal. But I see life in every year, every experience of the women who work around me. I am a woman, gathering wisdom and time, and I appreciate and identify with the women who surround my everyday life – both as individuals and as subjects in my art. My vision is for others to see the beauty and complexity of the individuals I see and appreciate for themselves the quality of time and experience in the people who surround them.