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

Self-Portrait Praying #2

Self-Portrait Praying #2

Jane Zweibel. Self-Portrait Praying #2, 2008.

Description:
In this piece from my "Prayer Project" series of stuffed paintings, the subject matter depicted is three-fold. The self-portrait in a pose of prayer and supplication elicits an intense connection with the viewer. The image of the abandoned asylum suggests age-old and contemporary states of anxiety and fear. The field of flowers conjures up cycles of decay and regeneration.

Medium:
Mixed Media

Tags:
identity, body-image, psychological, autobiography, mythology, fantasy, expressionism, surrealism, personal, societal, political, mental illness, addiction, nature, ruins, architecture, Self-portraits, women, figurative, narrative, mixed media, painting, sculpture, shaped, gender, sexuality, aging

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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