Through the use of collage, drawing, painting and video I use my work to explore women’s issues. The anxiety and degradation of the female psyche created through mass media's exploitation of women; particularly in fashion magazines, advertisement and film have been a consistent theme throughout much of my imagery. My process functions as a purge of indigestible messages which have become part of our social consciousness. These messages clearly and subtly objectify, diminish, exclude and reinforce a woman's place of submission in our society.
Historically the achievement of women in the arts has been greatly underrepresented. Women often appear as nude object's of desire throughout art history. Today women continue the struggle for inclusion in major museums, galleries, and collections. My work questions these concepts and the role repetitive imagery and messages play in shaping social ideals which often (subconsciously) keep women in a place of the sitter rather than the creator. Altering, rein-visioning, and interpreting historical works of art with a feminist modern twist helps me to process these ideas while drawing attention to the underrepresentation of women throughout art history.
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