M O N O T Y P E S
This body of work consists of monotypes depicting generic embodiments of females as well as images of myself. Role-playing is established as these beings become voyeurs due to their obscured faces, body language, and positioning within the picture frame. The effect of concealing these female forms has led to a state of isolation from others as well as from one’s own physical persona. The layering or juxtaposition of these images creates repetition or relation; yet the individual figures seem to be disconnected from one another amplifying the sense of isolation.
The females are all posed in a standing position. After experimenting with other postures, this particular pose had the most emotional charge for my concept. Power is given to these abstracted or concealed women as they are set to gaze at their viewer in an apprehensive manner. As a mother to identical twins, a Freudian slip has occurred as many individuals are grouped into pairs.