Wednesday, 4 March 2009

PINK. Every girl's favourite colour or is it?

'That Pinking Feeling' Acrylic on canvas 30 x 24 ins

If you are around growing up girls, do you feel mildly nauseated by the sickly pink worlds they build around themselves? The 'tween' market is bombarded by pink merchandising reinforcing a gender stereotype that is becoming increasingly toxic. I love pink too but it would be nice if they had other choices. I attempted to critique this in a recent exhibition called Pet.
If I offend dog lovers by dressing up pooches in frocks, it's only a metaphor for what we are increasingly doing to our daughters.

'Pink Frock Candy' Acrylic on canvas 30 x 24 ins

'Are you sure you love me?' Acrylic on canvas 24 x 30 ins

Do they have to grow up so fast? Like lambs to the slaughter, perhaps.

'Candy Lamb' Acrylic on canvas 30 x 24 ins

'Babe' Acrylic on canvas 10 x 12 ins

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