Y A N K E E L O N D O N S T U D I O
Musings from a Yankee artist abroad in London...
Hi, I'm Romi. I'm an American artist who lives & works in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I have the amazing opportunity to live in London while working on a MFA program in fine art.
The MFA cohort collaborated on a project: A Certain Kind of Loudness, spearheaded by Tamsin Spargo, as an art intervention for Women's History Month in March 2021. Featuring the theme of hobby horses, a growing phenomenon amongst young girls for several years, the project was "produced in recognition of girls and women throughout the world who are strong, wild, loud, 'feisty', determined, 'crazy', ambitious, empowered, uninhibited, and unintimidated." We responded to the call to contribute with images, texts, and graphics. My photograph, shown here, is a departure from the work that I am known for. But believe me when I tell you that, despite my quiet exterior and formal contemplative work, I am a warrior. What you can't see in the photo is that I am holding my own reins. Standing on the shoulders of feminists that came before me, I have the privilege of individual agency and I sure as hell am going to encourage girls and young women to take their own initiatives--to take a hold of their own reins.