I feel as if many women, especially in today’s society, are haunted by their sense of femininity due to this inescapable idea of being subordinate to man. This dynamic has remained consistent throughout time and that compels me with the idea of embracing a woman’s femininity as a source of inner-liberation rather than using it to deny her of her feminine power and freedom of choice. In my piece, I felt the attraction to exemplify the uterus through underwear for obvious reasons, but also to condemn the notion of a woman’s peculiarities being a hindrance that weighs her down in her subjectivity. Acknowledging the reality of how a man defines women as relative to him and not regarded as an autonomous being prompts me with the response to illustrate two women existing and unified within their feminine power.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Kelly Erdenebaatar is a first generation Asian American, born and raised in California’s Bay Area. She has contributed to local galleries and contests around the Bay Area throughout high school, as well as taking semester classes at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. From her desire to continually learn and create, Kelly continues to expand her practices at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago studying fine arts.
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