How To Be A Girl
acrylic, gouache, vinyl, ink, paper
41 x 28 in.
Having grown up a girl in the 60s and 70s in this country and socialized to be a combination of the traditional and non-traditional, my work explores issues of gender and stereotyping. Presenting ideas through layered space, I utilize both found and invented images as well as remnants from my everyday life– clippings, fortunes, patterns, documents and trinkets. Humor and self-parody are used to ease the viewer in, with the hope that issues may then be considered with an open mind.
My work is about self-definition on a personal level, but is relevant I feel, on a generational level.
© Nancy Morrow