Woman – the cultivated Beast
Always on display, on stage, ready to impress, to seduce, a piece of meat.
Subject to judgement and object of desire.
Captured and tamed, deemed powerless, weak and impure; controlled and robbed of her innate powers.
Addicted to conventional beauty, covered in gold, undressed to impress.
A goddess inside, a raw diamond, gifted to create life, a fierce protector, enduring of pain, a warrior for justice, in charge of her appearance.
A mother, a daughter, a lover, a partner in crime.
Woman – the holy whore…
This project looks at the challenge of being a woman today, a constant struggle in the golden cage of social norms; with judgment only a stone throw away. Being feminine and being proud and unapologetic still seem to be perceived as mutually exclusive ideas. Women of today seem less secure and sound in their self-appearance and self-respect. I wonder how it would feel to be truly feminine, sensual and sexual, yet without losing acceptance, integrity and self-determination. How freeing that would be?