Beauty Duties (2001 – present)

This section refers to the cost of meeting societal beauty standards. Since the start of my artistic career, I’ve created prints, drawings, and sculpture that comment on the societal pressures of feminine beauty and cuteness. I often use humor and familiar visual formats to lure in the viewer and delivery my feminist message.

Themes range from makeup dominated landscapes with mascara brush trees, to patriotic beauty, to historical waxing and bleaching. See more works based on Beauty in the filterable archive

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