Anne Finger

Anne Finger is disability rights activist elder and uses a wheelchair. She is an accomplished, award-winning writer and a fellow at the American Embassy in Berlin.

Anne: “I think in times of crisis there’s a tendency to shoehorn the confusion and noise of life, of history, into a neat story. … We seize hold of a coherent narrative—the social model of disability, for instance—that is liberating in many ways, and allows us to come together in ways we hadn’t ever before, but at the same time [it] always excludes experience that doesn’t fit in too neatly.”

A woman with a pale face and bold yellow arms sits at an orange table, on a completely orange background. A black circle with a blue center hovers beside her.
Anne Finger by Erika Martinez, watercolor, 16 x 20 inches, 2019

IMAGE: A woman with a pale face and bold yellow arms sits at an orange table, on a completely orange background. A black circle with a blue center hovers beside her.

The work of Erika Martinez from Creativity Explored features a flatness of space first espoused by Picasso. Her portrait paintings sport a vibrant palette that seems to blast the image off of any intended picture plane.