Daughter of Woman

This is the first piece in my new series.

‘Daughter of Woman’, Michelle Tasker


Inspiration

The lightbulb is from my house. I love it’s interesting shape and colour.

A pink gerbera I received in a bunch of flowers.

Credit: Unsplash

The work of Rene Magritte, particularly ‘Son of Man’. I enjoy working in Surrealism, it is liberating.

‘Son of Man’, Rene Magritte.
Credit: masterworksfineart.com

Concept

The concept behind this image alludes to the duality of the ego. The parts of us we show the world and the parts we keep hidden.

The lightbulb

The lightbulb symbolises intelligence and knowledge in western culture. A knowledge based, patriarchal culture, where femininity is weakness. Through this cultural direction, the ego portrays an acceptable character. The lightbulb gives an inhuman quality to our ego. Faceless, transparent yet hiding something.


The flower

The flower symbolises beauty and fragility: the Divine Feminine. It hides through fear of judgement, of not being good enough.

The wall paper and clothing


The clashing patterns of the wallpaper and and shirt are distracting. It shows the war between the masculine and feminine. A war that creates chaos.


The irony of the human condition is it requires both the masculine and the feminine to work in harmony. Human beings and are both Yin and Yang, regardless of gender. The suppression of either, results in chaos.

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