Thursday, May 13, 2010

Domesticated.


Ok, I am pooped out today as little T decided to be VERY fussy in the early hours this morning and I spent the day with and old friend. So just a quick feature here on the work of Amanda Gross.


This work is from her series Domesticated.


She states this about the series:

Domesticated examines topics of war and violence in American culture. How have Americans domesticated war to integrate it into their daily lives? This series uses the uber-feminine ideal popularized in the 1950s as a satirical metaphor for the domestication of this culture of violence. Juxtaposing historically masculine images of warfare against traditional feminine art forms creates another layer of inquiry regarding gender roles in contemporary culture.


See more of Amanda's work here.

1 comment:

meetmeinthedayroom said...

Another person seeking to soften the harshness of military imagery with fibers, but with a different viewpoint. I love it. Thanks, Joetta.