Modern Studio

2013

Digital Photographs of an installation of sculptures in solid brass frames

This is a photograph of hand carved replicas of Cycladic Sculptures scaled to my height, Madonna posters, Oprah magazines, and Nina Simone albums. This body of work explores the evolving historical and cultural narrative of Paleolithic women’s place in art history. My interest stems from both a fascination with our origins as a species as well as my own personal story as a woman and an artist in search of a full lineage of predecessors. New scholarship in the fields of genetics and archaeology cast light on the importance of our ancestral mothers not just as inspiration for some of the most iconic works of Paleolithic art, but more importantly the creators of what has been previously considered a male-only endeavor. The voluptuous form of the Venus of Willendorf once thought to be a symbol of plenty crafted through the eyes of men, is now better understood as a form of feminine self expression that points to her creative agency to shape the world.

Modern Studio