© 2019 by Heather Whittlesey

Gendered Influences

Gender is mutable
Gender is complex

Acrylic storybooks

Acrylic, ink, mixed media, 2013-2015

These are paintings. Or really collages with 3-d objects. There are bobby pins sitting next to a cotter pin. The relatively same shape with two different uses according to mechanical design and hairdressing. There is reference to estrogen /testosterone and their similar molecular structure.

Another references vintage comics and cut off barbie ears and a clownfish, a fish that is uncommonly known to change its sex for reproductive heirarchy purposes.