In Search of Wisdom: Visual Artist Beth Achenbach

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In Search of Wisdom by Beth AchenbachJERSEY GAY ARTIST SERIES – Beth Achenbach

"When I was young, I used to say I would rather not be smart, I’d rather be wise [and] have all the answers," visual artist and activist Beth Achenbach comments, talking about her self-portrait. "In Search of Wisdom" started as sort of a challenge, a let-me-see-if-I-can-do-it kind of project, as she explains. The result is a simple, surreal sepia portrait in which the 42-year-old artist appears with a scarf around her neck (as if to keep her warm) and a candle holder in her hands, to light her way as she