10 Women's faces

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In the series of ten women, Language As My Witness, I used the process of photolithography to print the face. First, I had a large negative made using a mezzotint screen to create the grey scale. I developed the aluminum lithography plates using a light box, and then, printed them applying the technique of water repelling oil. Next, I letterpress-printed the words over each face. After printing the face and text, I cut one print into vertical strips and one print into horizontal strips. Then, I wove them together, starting with the eyes as the focal point and continuing out to where the edges begin to pixilate. I illustrate in this work how these objectifying and degrading words are imbedded in our speech and consciousness. By hand setting and printing these words on a powerful woman's face I challenge the viewer to question why these words exist and how we use them.woven photo-lithograph with letterpress text 19" x 15" 2000

Veda

Terry

Rose

Kim

Jenny

Harriet

Beatrice

Arrie

Ann

Michelle

Girlfriend