Helen Redman, a pioneer of Feminist Art, speaks about her mixed-media Turtle Diary series. This work is both whimsical and profound, and has much to convey about aging and creativity, creative aging, and the synergy of a loving marriage. Redman has painted self-portraits at every stage of her life. Only as an elder did she start to create double portraits of herself and her husband Kenny Weissberg - as turtles!
As Redman has written,"Turtle medicine includes a connection with the center, navigation skills, self-reliance, tenacity, patience, the ability to respect the boundaries of self and others, and develop new ideas. Originally created with humorous intent, I unknowingly chose an ancient symbol of nurturance, mother energy, determination and longevity."
It was a privilege to interview and film Helen and Kenny, and to share their wisdom in this video.