Art and Gender Studies Artwork Take 4

That last installment of this series. please click here, here, and here to view the series in its entirety.


These images are intended to be viewed together as a series and should be considered as such.  As my artists statement indicates this series concerns the depiction of the body in wet-drapery and the modern action of shaving.


In Western society women are expected to shave their skin in order to be desirable to the opposite sex.  Western men prefer a woman with freshly shaved legs, armpits, and a groomed vagina.  While this may seem shocking in Eastern culture it is a common grooming practice in the West.  Beauty salons offer the Brazilian bikini wax to remove all hair from a woman’s private area while drug stores sell shaving cream, razors, and hair removal cream.  However, I have always found something edgy and dark in shaving the most intimate parts of your skin in order to be sexually desirable.

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