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from the Series: The Deceiver and The Deceived

Set of three wall sculptures constructed from recycled materials specifically tin cans and vintage steel dollhouses, aluminum rivets. The steel is cut, folded, and riveted together. 
 

Photo Credit: Philip Cohen

Photo Credit: Philip Cohen

The series, “The Deceiver and the Deceived”  focuses on images of women from tin food containers in a number of stereotyped roles exemplifying how women are portrayed in our consumer society..  Who is the deceiver and who are the deceived in our society when women are portrayed as pure, alluring, refreshing, and delicious, good as homemade?

Idyllic, Elysian and Immortal Anachronism portray the idealized and immortal images of women from a classic era. Ideals of beauty from art history continued to be immortalized in statues, to Wedgwood pottery.  This sparks a dialog and astonishment that these images continue to be framed as beautiful, yet it ignores the severe limitations placed on women historically, and currently when our power comes solely from our appearance.        

Photo Credit: Philip Cohen

Photo Credit: Philip Cohen

Dimensions for each frame: 
11.25" height x 11.25" width x 1.5" depth

This wall frame is available for purchase or exhibition.
Retail price: $2,700 for set of three frames.

 

 © Harriete Estel Berman, 1995-96