Here it is, the second piece in my series ‘Daughter of Woman’!
Titled ‘Wife of Woman’, my aim is to create a ‘family’ in this series. The title concept links the pieces through them all being ‘of woman’, aka ‘born’ from a woman.
However, the main concept linking all the pieces is ‘the duality of the ego.’ The parts of us we show the world and the parts we keep hidden. I believe the parts we hide can often be our most beautiful parts (hence the flowers), which we feel too vulnerable to show.
We could debate why we hide our vulnerabilities in our society, but I might save that for a different post!
Head over to my Instagram stories to see the editing process.
The lightbulb is from my house. I love it’s interesting shape and colour.
A pink gerbera I received in a bunch of flowers.
The work of Rene Magritte, particularly ‘Son of Man’. I enjoy working in Surrealism, it is liberating.
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 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 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.