Friday, August 20th, 2010
I thought I might end Friday with a monoprint in 2 panels, a 2-by-6 inch one allowing the figure to reach past the 4-by-6 inch frame she’s in, making the whole image 6 inches square. Although this print originally had a different title, I chose to change it to “Identify” because it works on several levels. Female nudity is becoming ubiquitous in our culture, but at the same time it’s still both highly fetishized and reviled. By masking the identity of the woman in the image, she’s both reduced to an object, and protected from the viewer’s scorn. In addition, it invites the viewer to identify with the subject, to find points of commonality despite her vulnerable-yet-anonymous position.
Identify, 6″x6″ monoprint on 11″x11″ watercolor paper, $399 with free shipping.