"Put on some lipstick, you'll be fine."
       
     
Stop Mansplaining
       
     
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Fireside Lipstick
       
     
Smoke Show
       
     
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"Put on some lipstick, you'll be fine."
       
     
"Put on some lipstick, you'll be fine."

The “Party Girls” Series is a special tribute to internalized misogyny, and the cultural discrediting of the emotional and physical labor of female and female identifying sex workers, exotic dancers, service industry workers, and anyone else who works with the general public.

Don’t complain, make yourself look pretty for consumption instead! Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s antidepressants.

Be grateful for superficial compliments since the only way society values you is for your looks. “Wow, I never would’ve guessed, you look so much younger!”

Everything will be fine, don’t upset the status quo, here, put this on… don’t you feel better now that you fit the beauty standard society is infringing on you? Don’t you feel better now that you are ready for consumption?

No. I don’t feel better, and I am not here for your consumption.

Stop Mansplaining
       
     
Stop Mansplaining

Inspired by being female in the work force. This painting represents the quiet humiliating frustration many women feel on a regular basis from this social phenomenon. One theory of the root cause of mansplaining is based in the socialization of boys verses girls through childhood. Other factors include being polite at work, worried that the boss will fire you if you correct him (again).

In this composition I started with an acrylic painting and I collaged with pieces of drawings, art paper, and magazine materials. Finally solidifying the composition with two thick coats of glittering resin suspending everything in time together.

american woman.jpeg
       
     
peace collage.jpg
       
     
blow the doors off.jpg
       
     
digital collage (liberty).png
       
     
just walk away.jpg
       
     
she chose the bottle.jpeg
       
     
dreaming in reality.jpg
       
     
eat the cake .jpg
       
     
futurism.jpg
       
     
lady jade.jpg
       
     
party girl 1.jpg
       
     
party girl 2.jpg
       
     
Fireside Lipstick
       
     
Fireside Lipstick

8x8 (sold)

Smoke Show
       
     
Smoke Show

Analog collage sealed between resin and fluid painting.

Smoke show explores the delicate balance between self medication as a coping mechanism for trauma, and substance abuse.

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