This Is For Keeps
This is For Keeps
(part of Portrait of the Artist as a Young Girl Fulfilling Society's Limited Expectations Series)
Choosing to make a lifetime commitment to another individual based on unrealistic expectations and unreasonable needs is probably not a good idea.
It would be more promising if each has had a chance to evolve as an individual, so the relationship is on solid and equal ground.
Because, a lot of unexpected things can happen on the way to “happily ever after...” - Joan Arbeiter
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Girl Fulfilling Society's Limited Expectations Series
There are three main elements in the mixed media assemblages. Each begins with vintage photos of me during my formative years, then documents the timeframe in question with an authentic period magazine illustration and finally, updates and completes the message by including position statements from contemporary feminist books and periodicals e.g. Kate Millet, Betty Friedan, N.O.W., Feminist Majority, and Girls, Inc.
It took the Women's Movement to help me to see these cute snapshots in a different light: as a record of my being prepared to assume the then prevailing gender roles.