Small and great inspirations

Being a woman

Semper Femina, or being a woman, not especially in this Women’s Day but every day.

For this Women’s Day, I want to show you a work I did some time ago. Based on large size collages (90 x 60 cm), this series is entitled “recreated woman”.

Originally, I collected loads of fashion posters created for a famous ready-made clothes chain. At the outset I considered to make a completely different use of those but once the posters spread out on my work plan, the vision of those gorgeous young girls led me in a quite different track.
This representation of an ideal and established femininity, remember me all the juggleries and contortions that women must perform in order to maintain such a posture of femininity that is politically correct and agreed upon.

Morally “broken down”, I decided to cut, curtail and revamp those visuals. In fact, they had nothing special, they were done like all the injunctions made to women as regards their lifestyle, but I fell on them.

Once everything dislocated, I could not be satisfied with this puzzle. As I explain throughout articles, creativity nests anywhere. SoI had to do a sensitive work with this rough material!

So I started to recompose another woman’s landscape, translating my emotions in a very personal way.
However, I am quite sure that some collages will call upon my sisters ‘spirit. They talk about the complexity to be an attractive woman, a competitive lover, a careful partner, an exemplary mother, a flawless professional, a reliable friend, and a respectful woman…go on the list if you want… I am feed up with that.

Obviously, to fulfill all this as I was telling you at the beginning,

it is necessary to perform some contortions and so much the worse for collateral effects … on ourselves obviously!!!


30 artistic workshops by veronique egloffEnregistrer




Cet article est aussi disponible en: French

Related posts

  • Art and diversion, tribute to CHARLIE

    Art and diversion was a new kind of work for me and I realized it two years ago. They were drawings having fun diverting works of other artists. And then, on January 7, 2015, awful news came and darkened the beginning of this new year. After a sudden stroke of sideration, I completed this set of digital works entitled Plan B and I dedicated it to all those who had just left us dramatically.