Sydney Brown

Kansas City Art Institute
Bachelor of Fine Arts

by | May 11, 2019 | Undergraduate 2019

Artist’s Statement
Through printmaking and detailed drawings, I seek to examine and illustrate my own female identity within current society. Influenced by “rememory”, the recollection of traumatic experiences that emerge to our consciousness in non-linear flashes, I create portraits of female figures, or “characters”, that are utilized as substitutions of myself. These convey a profound sense of emotional anxiety, sadness, anger, and fear through personal storytelling. I explore themes investigating female sexulaity, personal symbolism and tropes that relate to the domesticity, stereotypes and fertility (or lack of). To me, inquiring about female sexuality is crucial as it highlights the unspoken, it is something women are expected not to speak about openly. By using prints, I am able to allow for collaboration between myself and the plate, configuring what it is to be a woman and to reveal my own personal experiences to an unexpecting audience.

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