This mirror is autobiographical reference to the difficulty of being a whole person while feeling fractured by the many demanding roles of artist, mother, wife, cook, gardener, exercise instructor, maven, volunteer, and advocate. How can women possibly measure up to the standards of beauty in every magazine, on television and in the movies, all while filling every role demanded by professional and personal aspirations?
Mirror and frame constructed from pre-printed steel from recycled tin cans, aluminum rivets.
23.25" height x 19.5" width x 3" depth
Collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
© Harriete Estel Berman, 1996-1999