Domestics

This is an effort to capture the feelings of shame and anger associated with a woman being labeled “damaged goods,” and to some extent, the frustration caused by the persistence of traditional expectations of women. These are not illustrations of victims, but an attempt to share or release the little voices inside of women and girls who must grin and bear it. Their inner fear, shame, and anger. We are to be wife and mother, pure and sexy, independent yet married with a family, meek and strong all at once. We teach our girls they should be chaste and modest, and at the same time expect them to wear mini skirts, flirt, and “put out.” Girls are taught how to prevent themselves from being raped, but we do not teach how not to rape. What happens then, to a girl who is raped? She failed at her prevention. It is now her fault someone did this to her, but she can't talk about it without damning herself.

Electro Household Cleaner
Electro Household Cleaner

ink, watercolor, and coffee on paper 9 x 9 in. 2011 SOLD, prints available

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Juicy
Juicy

ink, watercolor, and coffee on paper 8 x 13 in. 2014

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Made For Crying
Made For Crying

embroidery on commercial handkerchief 15.5 x 15.5 in. 2013 SOLD

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Only Most Nights
Only Most Nights

Ink and coffee on paper 11 x 11.5 in. 2013

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Dirty Filthy Dusty
Dirty Filthy Dusty

ink, watercolor, and coffee on paper 11 x 11 in. 2014 SOLD

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Miss Calculation
Miss Calculation

watercolor, ink, coffee, and pastel on paper 9 x 12 in. 2012 SOLD, prints available

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Spilt Milk
Spilt Milk

watercolor, ink, and coffee on paper 9 x 12 in. 2012 SOLD, prints available

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I'll Show You Mine, if...
I'll Show You Mine, if...

ink on paper 8.5 x 12 in. 2013 SOLD

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Shine 'n' Glow
Shine 'n' Glow

ink, coffee, and watercolor on paper 9 x 12 in. 2011 SOLD

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Waiting
Waiting

ink on paper 4 x 5 in. 2011 SOLD

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Delicious
Delicious

ink, coffee, and watercolor on paper 11 x 11 in. 2012 SOLD

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Gone Wrong
Gone Wrong

ink, coffee, and watercolor on paper 9 x 11.5 in. 2011 SOLD

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On the Range
On the Range

ink, coffee, watercolor on paper 9 x 11.5 in. 2011 SOLD

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Furlon's Girl
Furlon's Girl

ink and coffee on paper 9 x 12 in. 2011

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Raised to Please
Raised to Please

ink, pencil, and coffee on paper 12 x 7.5 in 2013 SOLD

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