Tuesday, March 18, 2008
This painting is inspired by Eve Ensler. She is a playwright and activist who was born in 1953 and is best known for The Vagina Monologues, and her book called The Good Body. She is also responsible for a movement called V-Day being held this April in New Orleans. This painting is more of a visual symbol of Ms. Ensler. The dark part at the top and sides represents her dark bob hair style. The reds, pinks and oranges are symbolic (to me) of her willingness to encourage us speak out about our vaginae and our womanhood. This is one of my favorite paintings from this series.