Mixed media (digital painting, painted with acrylic, fabrics, buttons, etc. over a black fur surface)
Not for sale
ABOUT THE WORK
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This piece is part of a series
where I reflect on gender violence and women's identity, called "Useless
tactics of female empowerment" (Tacticas inutiles de empoderamiento
femenino). I use real fabrics from clothing, buttons, and other materials as
metaphors of what women cover or discover when choosing how to dress every day.
The colors and textures represent the many personalities that we have. However,
the harassment lived daily in the streets in form of catcalling, can determine
the way women dress. I present with this piece an alternative, an armor to be
protected from this violence.
names of each piece comes from real catcalling collected from a survey I did in
2016. "Sapote" is the Ecuadorian slang for "pussy".
This armor was made digitally
with images taken from the internet. The 50 pieces of clothings are layers all
put together one on top of the other, and come from India, Africa, Europe,
South America fashion.
The synthetic fur can be
inviting to the touch, as can be the body of women for some men that don't need
consent to show their power. The fabrics, buttons, pearls, and embroidery are
also ways to enhance colors and textures of real life materials.