Jude Conlon Martin

Norma Li Zation!
collage sculpture: magazine color, text plaster gauze, papier mache, styrofoam pellets
30 x 25 in.

There is a societal assumption of nondisabledness as the universal normalcy standard. Historically society has been constructed on the specific values/ needs of the nondisabled male, hence physically disabled female images / experiences have been silenced from cultural discourse. For cultural acceptability the Female Body must be Fixed and the Physically Disabled Body must be Cured. My sculptures address dehumanizing female / physical disability cultural messages. I reject societal definition – I celebrate and take pride in being a physically disabled female.

© Jude Conlon Martin