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Shut up and be pretty


Shut up and be pretty / Tais-toi et sois belle

sanguine, charcoal and pastel on paper

17in. x 20in.

Collection of Ms. Alexandra Dean, Ontario, Canada

Circé speaks to the silencing of women and the other messages that women internalize and are conditioned to adhere to. ” Be seen and not heard ” as well as other oppressive realities that serve to infantilize and silence women. Although she is not crying, the pain and watery eyes speak to her vulnerability, the black electrical tape used to silence her is a stark and brutal visual reminder that the collective and individual voices of women are often silenced and lost.

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