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.
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?
Immortal Anachronism portray the idealized images of women from a classic era. Ideals of beauty from art history continued to be immortalized in statues, to Wedgwood pottery.
I continued to be astonished that classic images of women from antiquity are still used on consumer packaging. The images are immortal, yet so inconsistent with 20th/ 21st century standards of beauty. In some ways instead the images are about timeless quality.
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, 1995-1996