Artist's Statements About Individual
Little Hope (from the “NO –elle” series)
Digital Kodak LED print, 2001, 24 x 16A 1943 studio photograph
was scanned and altered (e.g., cross-stitching on bodice was replaced
with digitally created cross-stitched boycott symbols at waist);
typographic additions are superimposed and colored for subtle readability
while forming a lace-like overall pattern.
The rallying cry of the U.S. Army’s ubiquitous recruitment slogan
ignores the fact that, for most women, reality consists of unequal
pay for equal work; an impenetrable glass ceiling; and, when she
is done at the office, another full-time job at home. Routinely
attaching to job titles suffixes which have nothing to do with job
performance (and which, in fact, relate only to gender) serves only
to (1) imply that the root word is somehow inherently male, and
(2) insure that sexist attitudes and unfair treatment will persist.