“The woman’s body is one of the essential elements of the situation she occupies in this world.”
-Simone De Beauvoir
All of the subjects of the paintings in this series are of women and self-described non-binary people.
I started this series in response to the 2022 Supreme court decision overturning Roe v Wade and the attempt to contain and control women by literally depicting them in boxes. With each painting, I aim to explore my own feelings about identity and restrictions as a woman while attempting to understand and empathize with my subjects and their own feelings of confinement and entrapment.