Academic journal article Frontiers - A Journal of Women's Studies

Not Me

Academic journal article Frontiers - A Journal of Women's Studies

Not Me

Article excerpt

When I was first introduced to Ardine Nelson's collaborative Women in Art project, I originally thought I would design my portrait to exemplify my artistic style. After a while I thought about the importance and impact of being a woman and an artist. I felt that the portrait should show qualities of being a female. With that in mind, once I obtained the large print of my portrait, I began brainstorming how best to portray both. I hit a mindblock while staring at the beautiful print. Something about its grandiose scale and incredible detail made it difficult to add anything on top that would obscure viewing the print's details. Handcuffed by this, my smiling portrait hung on my wall untouched.

About two months later I had a serious fight with my significant other. With tears and angry feelings raging inside me, I came home and saw the still-unmarked portrait. The image of my happy smiling self enraged me--the portrait mocked me, as it was no longer me at all. …

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