RBG. Layering 1960s romance comics with white paint, I use negative space to make images.. Throughout the series, I explore the psychological complexity & beauty of modern day relationships. The comics represent the backstory that we all bring to each of our relationships and the negative space symbolizes assumptions & projections that form the outlines of our relationships.
I was very particular about the content of the background comic for the RBG piece. The women featured here are "can do" kind of women. One is going to work at a fish cannery to do research! This seemed quite unusual for a woman of that time period. I figured she and Ruth might be friends. Because this is a romance comic, the woman naturally finds love but since Ruth and her husband and a very loving relationship (and he was quite supportive of her career), I figured she would approve this work/life balance. I also liked that, in contrast to most of the other comics featured in this body of work which are very balanced between the number of women and men present, this particular story was very woman-centric. Given all that dear RBG has done for women's rights throughout her career, having women more prominently featured in her background seemed appropriate. And of course I have painted her with her famous dissent collar which many of us are grateful that she wears a lot these days.
Thank you RBG for all you have done and continue to do for us. This piece is an homage to you!
- Reads beautifully both from across the room and up close. Find new details to discover in it every day!
- Made entirely with archival materials so its fresh vibrant colors won’t fade or decay; a piece to treasure your whole life.
- The piece comes framed and wired, ready to hang.
- Mixed media: wood, found objects, acrylic paint
21" wide x 25" high
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