No matter how dispassionate or large a vision of the world a woman formulates, whenever it includes her own experience and emotion, the telescope's turned back on her. Because emotion's just so terrifying the world refuses to believe that it can be pursued as discipline, as form. Dear Dick, I want to make the world more interesting than my problems. Therefore, I have to make my problems social.
(Left: Woman in Bed by Irving Penn. Right: personal image, iPhone.)
This is an ongoing (ethically ambiguous) project incorporating, pilfered, historical black and white photographs, text, and banal (palette specific) captures taken with my iPhone. The words are a tether for the images; separated by method, time and hand.
The final result is meant to be a suggestive story telling of juxtapositions informing my position as a woman who creates art and as an inquiry to my position as a woman simply existing in the world.
*I claim no rights to the images or text that are not mine