Project Title: Feminine [Dis]Advantage
Media: Tactile/Digital/Mixed Media
Format Plan: 50(?) clothes-pins with inkjet transferred imagery. Possibly some embellishment using a wood-burning tool.
Theme or Ideas: I would like to address feminist issues and the idealized connotations derived from vintage imagery and aesthetics. Using the silhouette, the figures remain recognizable, yet anonymous.
Plan/Process: 1) Digitally draw silhouettes 2) Print transparencies 3) Transfer imagery 4) Embellish 5) Mount/Display
Artwork/artist(s) influence: Vintage dress pattern envelopes mostly inspire this work and the art unfortunately goes unidentified. Artists from the era include Leon Benigni and Luigi Bompard. Silhouette artists include August Edward, John Miers and Hans Christian Andersen.
How is it shaped by digital media: I'd like to reintroduce the 21st century to the beauty in the simplicity of silhouette art and it seems only natural that in order to relate a digital component be used.