Earlier this year I created this piece, titled All Dolled Up. This is theoretically part of a series, the first of which is my piece Reflections. I have in mind an ongoing series about feminism. All Dolled Up explores the ways in which women feel obliged to remake themselves into perfect dolls in order to be "good enough" in a society that worships youth and has very narrow and unrealistic ideals of beauty. The number 10 on one of the mannikins probably speaks for itself, but I thought I would explain that the other numbers on and around the other two mannikins are the first several numbers in the Fibonacci Sequence. I'm no mathematician so I will just say that these numbers represent a ratio that is often seen in nature and is considered visually pleasing.
I'm a bit behind the 8 ball in sharing that this piece was,accepted into an art show being held at the Art Gallery at the DPAC and Backstage Coffee. The venue is a nice cafe at the Denver Performing Arts Center, which is a really high profile venue for all the artists involved. There are a lot of high quality pieces hanging in this show. Between the great food at the cafe and the wonderful art on display I'd say it's very worth checking out!
Theme: Urban Rhythm
Urban: in, relating to, or characteristic of a city or town.
Rhythm: Movement or variation characterized by the regular recurrence or alternation of different quantities or conditions.
The Art Gallery at the DPAC and Backstage Coffee is located at 1000 14th St. 1B-1, Colorado. The show will hang from April 24th through July 10th, 2016.