“I am compelled to continuously see the bright side. It’s in my DNA,” Academy Award winning actress and comedienne, Goldie Hawn, once said. I’ve been a big fan of hers since childhood when I first saw the film, Overboard. It’s a touching comedy about attitude, perspective, identity and family. As I grew into womanhood, I discovered the universe of her career which began in the late sixties and continues to expand.
I’ve written poems that feature the image of Goldie Hawn. I went through a “Goldie Hawn phase” in graduate school. My thesis is entitled, “Goldie Hawn & Che Guevara: Blueprint for a Sandcastle.” In the work, she is not a character, but an asset to the tone and mood of the writing. She is the positivity that lightens the dark emotional areas in the work.
Like Marilyn Monroe, she carries her own cultural connotations. In her I see motherhood, flowers, the sixties, America, glamour and confidence. I think I use her image to convey a certain “vibe,” rather than a social figure. For my personal delight, I created a tiny collection of Goldie Hawn pop art. I used some of her vintage photos alongside graphic apps to elicit abstract and hopefully jazzy impressions on the viewer. Hope you enjoy her image as much as I do!
10 Goldie Hawn Photo Pop Art Pieces
I’m so pleased to announce that three of my poems, “Slots,” “Scraping” and “Make a Decision” have been published in Barking Sycamores Literary Magazine Issue 13. Barking Sycamores is dedicated to neurodivergent literature and its craft. I’m so honored to be a part of this project. Barking Sycamores Issue 13
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