Tuesday, January 31, 2012

it's pore time!

The ability of a woman to see herself is aided by this amazing apparatus: the super magnified mirror. With the invention of this cosmetic aid, the woman can view the rocky surface of her face, it's craters, valleys, ridge lines, and chasms. Watch your face age before your eyes, as every detail of your surface is enhanced in a horrifying way. This will provide you with hours of primping and perfecting your surfaces, while your inner self slowly drifts away.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Steeping myself in the loose leaves of hot rhetoric

Let's think about this for a second.....how does a person inform their own identity? Could it be that it is all wrapped up in gender definitions? This seems limiting and does not take into account other inner and outer influences that determine identity. Are the feminists right or is it just a matter of he said she said? Still, the struggles of the female gender are ubiquitous. Every personal definition of identity has to be filtered through the social web of indoctrination. So, although I am researching and applying feminist rhetoric to my work and my thesis, I am careful not to put all my theoretical eggs in the feminist basket.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

stuff I am thinking about

the enigmatic female form
the mystery of femininity
the feminine disposition
the Venus, woman as symbolic artifact, woman as sexual organ, woman as vessel

opening dialogues with strangers asking them to make choices about me based on how they perceive me. By exposing the perceptions of strangers, through their choices, reactions, and words, I am able to form a surrogate definition of myself through these outside perceptions.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The beginning of the end....

Soon starts the first semester of my last year of school. I can't begin to name all the ways in which my work has changed, or all the flurries of ideas in my mind. What I can say is that the experience, so far, has been comparable to nothing else.