Aligator Purse

mixed media By Sam Heydt

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Print Paper: Hahnemuhle Premium Photo Rag Fine Art Archival Paper
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Gallery Frames: Handcrafted pine (black/white) or walnut (natural) with UV-filtering acrylic plexiglass and optional acid-free mat

SKU: 9202-1114H-NONE
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Created in 2019. Artwork Dimensions (w x h x d): 20 x 30 x 3 in. The work "Aligator Purse" is an assemblage that subverts overt representations of the female body, exploring the complexities of gender relations and the effects of consumer society on corporal commodification. Through the appropriation of complicit media text, the work confronts the semiotic representation of gender and sexuality within the postmodern feminist framework of fragmentation. As society increasingly colonizes and reshapes the female body to fuel market forces, the work questions the dichotomy between self-representation and imposed representation, and the ways in which beauty standards and social norms are established through media imagery. By stripping away visual forms of representation, the work creates new constructions that go beyond objectification and hyper-sexualization, ushering in more fluid and inclusive expressions of identity that speak to strength and power amidst the pervasive influence of capitalism.