Eve & Eve / (re)Creation, Inkjet Print on Canvas, 22"x42" (2015)
This work creates a strong art historical connection to the depictions of women in painting and interpretations of women in a traditional religious context. This work is a play on the story of Adam and Eve, commenting on the shame associated with sexuality and nudity as well as the passivity / inferiority of women implied within scripture. I wanted to portray an empowered woman who rejects these traditional notions of femininity, a strong, aggressive and shameless woman. This photograph was obviously a constructed image and I wanted to emphasize that to comment on the constructed nature of pervasive narratives within our society. These narratives are based in history, than cannot be denied, but that does not mean they are necessarily linked with some intrinsic truth.