The “Personal Ad” series is similar to the 2011 “Untitled” series which received much attention for both it’s artistic merit and social commentary. Each image is presented with the concept that woman are merely numbers, dehumanized, just body parts for the viewing pleasure of others. Each piece is bold, colorful, one dimensional and presented in a pop art way; almost a cartoonish likeness.
The Personal Ad series is merely numbered works. There are no titles, no names, no faces or real identity in each. Lending to the thought that these are only body parts, not complete people or individuals.
The mixed media portion within the body of the female form was designed using Xeroxed copies of the Adult Want/Personal Ad section of a local newspaper. Raw, imperfect and scarred each piece is a reflection within itself.
As with the original series I hope this series, while appearing light and colorful, will stimulate thought and conversation about the way our society ceaselessly views and accepts women’s bodies for the selling of commodities, pleasure for others and the inherent danger posed for women and young girls today this causes.