Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Jane Zweibel

Self-Portrait as Lucy With Bottles and Flowers

Self-Portrait as Lucy With Bottles and Flowers

Jane Zweibel. Self-Portrait as Lucy With Bottles and Flowers, 2007.

Description:
This piece is from my series of stuffed paintings collectively titled "Prayer Project". It is a self-portrait in the guise of the character Lucy from the "I Love Lucy" TV show. In this stuffed painting, and the series in general, tension is created through the depiction of private moments of intense contemplation, subjected to the viewer's public gaze. The props, flowers and pill bottles, layer the image with multiple meanings. Both humor and pathos are contained in this particular image.

Medium:
Book

Tags:
autobiography, fantasy, expressionism, surrealism, personal, societal, political, addiction, humor, drama, Self-portraits, portraits, figurative, narrative, mixed media, painting, sculpture, shaped, gender, pop culture, aging, body-image, psychological

Images
Self-Portrait as Midlife Mermaid #7Self-Portrait as Mermaid With Daryl HannahSelf-Portrait as Lucy With Bottles and FlowersSelf-Portrait Praying #2Self-Portaits Praying With Masks and GlovesBefore (Barefoot and Pregnant)Self-Portrait as Misfit #4

Location
Brooklyn, New York
United States

Contact
26 Winthrop Street
Brooklyn, New York 11225
United States
jane.zweibel@verizon.net

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