It kind of creeps up on you and then...you're thinking like a cartoon. The emergent girl in this collage represents my daughters, Eva and Emma, who got out by the skin of their teeth. The pressure to conform is relentless, not only for girls, but also for boys. This collage represents me, too, of course. When you look at the girl on the other side of the grid, you see that something weird has happened to her mouth. It is as though in the process of the photo transfer, her true self has been revealed, and it is not cool. Run!
Vintage photo and photo transfer of same (reversed), archival paper, acrylic bit "viewinder", acrylic paints, inks, etc.