My images begin with anonymous 19th century tintypes, which I appropriate and alter. The names that I give each woman are from this era as well. By naming I give each a personal identity.
Several events occurred during the 19th century. Tintypes became the first means of recording ones image that was affordable for the masses. Darwin’s work in biological determination helped fuel the belief that men were the superior sex. It was believed that women were best suited as wife and mother and were confined to the home.
On the other hand my women are strong and ready to stand up and fight. Unlike men we do not fight with weapons. We are peaceful, we organize, we listen, we watch and we will come together as one solid force.
Archival Digital Prints-Edition of 10-19.5”x16”