Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Charles Ray

I find this work very hilarious. The figure of the woman, first of all, is exaggerated to an enormous scale, dwarfing the man that stands next to it. The proportion between the man and the figure of the woman, I feel, implies a reversal of the stereotypes that are often associated with gender. The woman is now the dominant force. The figure of the woman is tall and proportionately larger and grander than the man that stands next to it. The figure, with arms akimbo, is an imposing force--a powerful force. The man that stands next to this figure is now portrayed as weak and vulnerable. GIRL POWER!

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