Woven Paper Undergarments

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In this body of work I intend to expose the tenacious, white, patriarchal power structure by using language as my witness. Over a three-year period I collected slang and derogatory words that exploit women. The exhaustive list came from friends, family, and several dictionaries on slang. Strangers also contributed by writing on anonymous pink and blue cards their answer to the question what are the worst names you have ever been called? In my first projects, I sculpted hats, bras, and underwear made of letterpress-printed woven paper. This series of work makes feminist references to craft, the body, and a misogynist culture.

Exhibited at Gallery Paule Anglim in San Francisco in 1998 and the Hoffman Gallery at Oregon College of Art & Craft.
woven hand-set derogatory words used against women letterpress printed on paper. 11" x 23" x 3" 2010

Pinky Bra

Pinky Bra detail

Pretty Pink Undies

Pretty Pink Undies detail

Crimson Bra

Crimson bra detail

Pink Bra 3

Pink Bra 3 detail

Red Ruby Bra

Red Ruby Bra detail

Red Ruby Undies & Bra

Red Ruby Undies

Red Ruby Undies detail

Cream Undies

Cream Undies detail

Crimson Undies 2

Crimson Undies 2 detail

Brown Undies

Brown Undies detail

Pink Undies

Pink Undies detail

Crimson Undies 1

Crimson Undies 1 detail