Sylvia Plath.

I’ve always had a morbid fascination with female literary figures that took their own lives. I know that this sounds incredibly macabre and perhaps this is a tad too honest for the public domain of the ‘blogdom’, but there you have it. These women really saw the world for what it was, they felt its raw harshness so crisply, and became mediums that poured these feelings onto paper and back into the world. This repetitive cathartic cleansing process probably worked until it didn’t. Still I have a deep admiration for their craft and the bold bravery that comes with spilling your emotions, allowing them to be examined, dissected a hung up like laundry.

This week marks the 79th birthday of Sylvia Plath and to celebrate, a new exhibition at the Mayor Gallery in London is showing a different side to Plath, with the first ever exhibition of her drawings opening on November 2. These beautiful and eclectic depictions reveal a lighter side to her character and I just love them.


About vocationalgirl

I am a strategic planner, neurotic wordsmith and art lover with a penchant for anything digital- my forte being digital marketing. I love that this field encompasses both creativity as well as a thorough understanding of data analytics- it is a true social science that bases company revenue on modeling client behavior in the online space, looking at means to optimize conversion and effectively modifying behavior. I am a perpetual executive student, and am currently in the midst of completing my MBA at the top rated business university in Africa (GIBS). My academic interests include: Increasing social mobility in emerging markets through technology. The ekphrasic relationship between abstract expressionist art and poetry. French feminist theory and its applications for women working in male gendered roles. Skills: Digital strategic planning Conversion optimization Web Analytics Digital media strategy Project management Writing and editing
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