Artistic: Zeudi Hinds shows samples of her photographs that were displayed at the Bermuda Society of Arts for world Intellectual Property Day. *Photo by Kageaki Smith 
Artistic: Zeudi Hinds shows samples of her photographs that were displayed at the Bermuda Society of Arts for world Intellectual Property Day. *Photo by Kageaki Smith 
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Bermudian female artists had their works put on display as part of World Intellectual Property Day.

All the artists have made significant contributions in the area of intellectual property.

The women had work including paintings, photographs, sculptures, music and more which were on display at the Bermuda Society of Arts (BSOA).

Artists included Lisa Quinn, Sharon Wilson, Zuedi Hinds, Jill Amos Raine, Ann Spurling, Joanne Ball- Burgess, Amanda Temble, Susie Lowe, Shelly Hamill, Nicky Gurret, Meredith Andrews and Florence Maxwell.

There was also a display by the Bermuda Perfumery and a documentary by Lucinda Spurling.

Patrice Minors, Minister of Business Development, held a reception at 5pm yesterday in honour of the women and their work.

She said: “The importance of World IP Day cannot be understated.

“It is a day when we celebrate the resourcefulness and creativity of people who have the willingness and desire to imagine, to experiment and to dream.

“The capacity of humankind to apply its mind to new circumstances and to devise novel and original ways of looking at problems has helped our society to attain a viable, internationally competitive and sustainable community with improved quality of life.”

Photographer Zeudi Hinds showcased her wedding photography at the event and pictures from her travels.

“My passion lies in photojournalistic wedding photography and portraiture, both traditional and non-traditional.

“I love to capture moments, tell stories and create art pieces with my work.

Inspiration

“I also enjoy telling the story of my travels and particularly thrives on capturing the spirit of the people I encounter.”

As for what inspires her, Ms Hinds said: “People.  I am definitely a photojournalist, maybe a bit of a voyeur.  

“To me, photography captures that split second in time in a person’s life that will never be again.  

“I am always on a quest to capture that perfect moment, whether I am shooting a wedding, family session, maternity session or just out and about with my cameras.”

Watercolour artist Jill Amos Raine paints in Bermuda and every time she travels.

She had a variety of paintings on display.

“I am an outside person and just love my environment, especially St. George’s.

“Everywhere I look, I see another painting waiting to be executed.

“So many people miss all of nature’s intrigue as they rush through their lives.

“I have always found time to sit and absorb and I do this best with my painting.”

Ms Raine doesn not paint in a studio and prefers to be outside with the scene around her.

Author Joanne Ball-Burgess showed her two books, The Lizard and the Rock and The Priceless Hogg Penny.

She said: “Transformative conversations inspire me to continue to strive for the change that I see in my mind’s eye at present.

“Hurting people inspire me to empathy and from that a new creative process begins to emerge.

“Dance and artistic movement inspire me to believe that my imaginations can become reality much like the Wright brothers’ fanciful dreams of humans being able to fly became tangible.”

Sculptor Elizabeth Trott had four bronzes on display.

“I turned to creating bronzes in a college metalwork class when I caught myself on fire welding, lost wax casting in lead and then bronze seemed safer at the time.

“Bronze involves a thrilling but very expensive process for the artist if not commissioned.

“Now, due to the economy, I work with different materials beside bronze.  

“I’m hoping to use water colours too when creating three dimensional pieces.”

Ms Trott said she expects to be commissioned, like male sculptors, to make larger bronzes.