My artwork is a representation of ways women are objectified and mistreated in today’s society with certain social and physical expectations and limitations. I use my personal experiences as a woman in the 21st century in the hopes to show people that
there are inequalities and hardships for women in the world today. I aim to create works that empower women and forces the audience to think about the role of women in our society. If I can do something that can convey an important message, still shock people, and get the message across, then I did my job as an artist. My work is all about communication and I include haunting images that play with different controversial topics. I hope to see positive changes for women by creating these works. I want to let women know they aren’t alone, and that they don’t have to be a certain way because someone expects them to be. That’s my favorite part about making these pieces.
My favorite material to use is my polaroid mini max.
My prior work was painting, but I didn’t feel passionate
about it. I experimented with my polaroid for a project my sophomore year and I got excellent feedback on my pictures. I enjoy using the polaroid because it can capture extreme darks while allowing the main focal point of a photo to shine to the viewer’s eye. I first got my polaroid as a birthday gift, but I
never thought I would end up using it to create powerful projects. In my works I like to include boxes and chains that frame my pictures. I use my own room as my background, but have been playing around with lighting outdoors.
I have always wanted to do work that has meaning to it, but the problem was finding something I was passionate about. As the years have gone by in society, women’s rights have become an issue more than ever, and I want to display my opinions. I want to now explore more into photography and video and possibly different sets to take pictures. I plan for my artwork to be more expressive and find different ways to display my work. I hope to have a senior show of my own and carry on with my artwork in the future.