9 in. x 12 in.
Wax on paper
prison Artist
Mark Thivierge
2016 Exhibition
Escaping Time, NYC, NY, USA

Diana, a captivating piece by Donald C-Note Hooker, is a profound exploration of beauty, age, and visibility within society. 

Created in 2016 and rendered in wax on paper, this artwork stands as a sequel to Colored Girl (2009), pushing the boundaries of societal norms and expectations. C-Note, a California prison artist, delves into the often overlooked beauty of mature, white women, who form a significant portion of the patronage in galleries and museums.

In an insightful interview with Darealprisonart, C-Note reveals the inspiration behind Diana. The piece emerged from a realization about the invisibility of older women in the realm of beauty and desire, sparked by a conversation on the CBS Morning Show. This work challenges the youth-centric culture of America, paying homage to the beauty and sexuality of older women, often ignored by society.

Diana was initially to be named “Diana A Roman Goddess,” to avoid confusion with Princess Diana. However, after learning the name “Diana” was the name of a goddess in Wiccan tradition, he became confident the name represented a powerful Eurocentric standard, beyond its contemporary reference to the British crown. As a result, he simply stuck with his real name choice, “Diana.”

The choice of name underscores the divine beauty and strength inherent in all women, regardless of age. This artwork not only celebrates the aesthetic beauty of its subjects but also invites a broader conversation about aging, visibility, and the value society places on women as they grow older.

C-Note’s piece resonates with the experiences of many, including supermodel Paulina Porizkova, who has spoken out about feeling “invisible” despite her confidence and allure. Diane stands as a testament to C-Note’s ability to see and honor the beauty in those who society often overlooks, making a powerful statement about recognition, respect, and the universal desire to be seen.

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In Diana, C-Note captures the essence of divine beauty and strength, challenging us to see beyond societal norms and to recognize the inherent value and sexuality of all women, regardless of age. This piece is not just art; it’s a statement, resonating with those who’ve felt unseen, like supermodel Paulina Porizkova. 

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