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January 6, 2009

Big Girls in Art: Kal Barteski

Filed under: Art — Francesca @ 9:58 am

We continue our adventures with the living, perhaps starving, artists! We love and support you! (Figuratively, if only perhaps sometimes financially.)

Today we enthuse over the work of the Kal Barteski, the “bulletproof positive attitude artist” whose blog and work — including the wonderful “LoveLife Project”– can be seen here.

From her Tiny Art collection, we have excellent pieces with Big Girl themes, such as . .  .


Barteski writes:

This piece was inspired by my real life body and the real life weight that bothers me… A lot. I know taking the weight off is a slow process – and I think that it’s just another part of the missing ease and patience I need to find for this old soul. I drew an accurate version of my body – and I disliked it – I fought with some creative block and pushed through it. When it was done – I really, really loved it. It was beautiful. Maybe so am I…

Here is Francesca’s favorite, #50:

Check out all the Tiny Art pieces, # 43-52 to see more Big Girls.

Notice that they are superimposed onto pages taken from women’s magazines . . .

Hat tip to our superfantastic internet friend Candace!


  1. Wow!! These are great!

    Comment by Amy — January 6, 2009 @ 10:44 am

  2. I’m so glad you introduced Kal Barteski to us. I’m going to have to get a few of these prints! And I think I’ll have to blog about this, too!

    Comment by Kerry — January 6, 2009 @ 11:37 pm

  3. Yay body-positive artwork!! They’re really simple but incredibly cute!

    Comment by Deborah — January 10, 2009 @ 6:21 pm

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