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Sara Holwerda


2011, Acrylic on board, 11"w x 14"h (each)

This series of paintings is an investigation into the presentation of women in the media. I have interpreted the pin up genre (also known as “cheesecake”) as well as advertisements that utilize the female form (as a series of parts or something to be “consumed”), to create surreal “edible” dancers. I am interested in how idealized presentations of the female body in our visual culture can leave real women vulnerable to disordered self-perception, objectification, and even violence.

Sara Holwerda - Olivettes

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