Women's Wednesdays is an original art project by Ronnie which features internationally capped women's rugby players (chosen from his followers' suggestions each week).
Original mixed media artwork by Ronnie McInnes No.14 - Portia Woodman © 2020.
Women's Wednesdays is about doing something in my power to help raise the profile of women in sports, particularly rugby. Partly influenced by Pop Surrealism, I usually tie something into the narrative that has been inspired by video games.
The artwork was made by using a combination of long exposure (light painting) photography and digital art techniques. This is the fourteenth piece from the project and features New Zealand rugby player - winger - Portia Woodman.
This game I chose as my inspiration for this week is Alien Isolation. Alien is one of my absolute favourite movies, Sigourney Weaver plays one of my all time favourite characters (Ellen Ripley) and HR Giger, who designed the alien and much of the concept art for the film, is one of my favourite artists. All these things come together in the game, so my choice was pretty clear, Woodman performing a hand-off to one of these formidable creatures.

Portia Woodman has been likened to Jonah Lomu and described as the female version of the famed player. I can see why, Portia is an amazing player and an inspiration to sports fans across the world. However, I would like to see the day when the next great Male, rugby back, superstar is dubbed the "next Portia Woodman".
Each artwork from the series is available to download for free and can be used for personal, non-commercial and educational purposes. For example a device screensaver or poster print (up to A3 size) for your wall.
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