This piece is called ‘Furthering Her Understanding’. The idea was inspired by an English philosopher named Mary Astell, who in a book titled, ‘A Serious Proposal To The Ladies’ gives six rules to help women with, “the improvement of the understanding.” Her 6th rule really spoke to me. It says, “to judge no further than we perceive & to not take anything for truth which we do not evidently know to be so.” I’ve always been so curious about the idea of ‘truth’ & what it really is. How do people find truth? Is everyone’s truth the same? Is truth subjective?
This drawing is all about furthering our understanding, which I believe can be refined, advanced & inspired if we are seeking progression