I'm happy to announce two of my traditional art works are on display at the pizza studio in Mission Viejo! Both works are also available for purchase for $150 per painting !
"The 20th-century woman vs the 21st-century woman" challenges the traditional ideals and stereotypes of the 20th-century woman. Inspiriting for this painting derived from the ideal of gender roles.
In societies of today gender role expectations have changed in terms of leniency women have ambition restrictions. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie states "We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, you can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise, you would threaten the man. Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support but why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors not for jobs or accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are.” The birth of the new age woman began with the death of the modern woman. Cooking, cleaning, and being conforming aren't the only things women have to do anymore.
Adichie, Chimamanda N. "A Quote by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie."Goodreads. N.p., 10 Jan. 2014. Web. 29 Apr. 2015.
"Shackles of The American Dream" is my latest art piece to be created for an art submission based upon Ethos, Pathos, and Logos. "Shackles of The American Dream" depicts the chauvinistic ideals of women based upon the male ideal. Throughout history, women were hindered due to the male ideal. Women of the ’20s, ’30s, and ’40s were viewed as property; inferior and fragile. The male ideal was the only ideal that mattered because masculinity was the key to dominance. The expectations of women were enslaving. Although the male idea exists in contemporary society; it doesn’t discourage women from accomplishing their goals. Women of the 21st century know who they are, what they want, and some are even comfortable with their bodies. The birth of the new age woman began with the death of the modern woman.