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Friday, February 19, 2016
Not embattled, embraced
“Not Embattled, Embraced.” 2016.
fabric with stiffener, stuffing, stitching, embroidery, handmade glass
beads. 7.3″ x 3.5″ x 1.5″.
Text on back of figure (cape) says, “Our bodies are our
own. Not embattled, embraced.”
Perhaps contradictory are the beads
strapped to her chest, which remind me of armor and also weaponry, as if
she is about to battle.
In a recent conversation with a friend, I
described a 20 minute conversation I have with myself when getting
dressed to run or go to work, to go out to meet friends: Is this
hemline too short and will it attract too much (unwanted) attention? How
many times will I want to tell a guy to put his eyes away or quit
commenting? Is this outfit appropriate for school (being with students)?
What message does it send? Will I feel comfortable in this? Will I feel