Monica D. Church

Dangerous Woman I
iris giclee print on provence rag paper
66 x 46 in.

The Dangerous Woman Series are images that originated as twentieth-century Kodachrome color transparencies. The original audience for the chromes– probably made in the 1940s– were males connected to fraternal organizations. I am interested in re-contextualizing the images to create a dialog between time, place, and purpose. I am especially interested in how these images affect contemporary viewers. I hope to encourage discussion about beauty, innocence, sexuality, aging, and women’s choices. I also intend for the audience to become acutely aware of how much societies “gaze” has changes since these “Dangerous Women” were considered “naughty.”

© Monica D. Church