Art Project 1

Artist Statement

My goal with the piece was to merge the classical aesthetic idea of wet drapery into every day feminine activities which are often overlooked in our contemporary visual culture.

The act of a woman shaving is a private activity that is typically hidden from view.  Women are presented at the final part of the process once their grooming is completed.  I wanted to express part of this transformation in conjunction to the aesthetic of wet drapery.

My goal is for the viewer to question how normal everyday feminine habits are often unseen in traditional feminine representations.

The wet drapery was used for its classical form and there are other ways which I could express similar situations with the drapery.

Creating this work was very complicated and much harder than I thought.  At the moment I am not satisfied and feel the theme would be better expressed through a larger series of photographs.

Goddess imagery is an element to this work.  This work was conceptualized while researching Judy Chicago.

For the next part of this series I would like to use a model.  If you are interested in participating please contact me at reesjoanna@hotmail.com.

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4 Responses to “Art Project 1”

  1. March 25, 2009 at 1:06 am

    Beautiful work, Jo. I haven’t stopped by in ages and I’ve really missed out on a lot of terrific imagery and personal reflection. I promise to be more attentive! :-)

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