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A body of work documenting the stories of sisterhood through the eyes of photographers such as Nadine Ijewere, Neela and Hazel Gaskin. Accompanied by poetry, J C Cowans uses portraiture and prose to describe the connections between women that strengthen and uplift.

 
 
Sincere 2018 , watercolour and acrylic on paper

Sincere 2018, watercolour and acrylic on paper

Sincere;

we see no competition between us.

A study of Fon and Fa

 
Bloom 2018 , watercolour and acrylic on paper

Bloom 2018, watercolour and acrylic on paper

Bloom;

at our own pace
in our own time

A study of Martine Chioko Johansen and Gunnhild Chioko Johansen

Radiate 2018 , watercolour and acrylic on paper

Radiate 2018, watercolour and acrylic on paper

Radiate

equal amounts of sunshine
emitting different frequencies of light

A study of VanJess

 
Birds of Feather 2017,  watercolour and acrylic on paper

Birds of Feather 2017, watercolour and acrylic on paper

Birds;

birds of a feather
two of a kind

 
Together 2017,  watercolour and acrylic on paper

Together 2017, watercolour and acrylic on paper

Together;

whatever the weather
cold winds and heartbreak
sun rays and good times
snow storms and pockets full of dreams

A study of Joey Yu and her sister

 
Lean On Me 2018,  watercolour and acrylic on paper

Lean On Me 2018, watercolour and acrylic on paper

Lean On Me;

the word itself
sounds better in plural form
shared between two or more
ears to listen
shoulders to lean on
mouths to converse
sisters, through and through

A study of Chiamaka and Ebele

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