Monday, October 11, 2010

The Trapped Woman

The Trapped Woman was a really tough blouse to draw. Many women are trapped in situations they cannot get out of. In the 70's,. 80's around the time I did this blouse, it was not so easy for women. It is a little better now but I still see a lot of suffering. My future husband found the rusted barbed wire in the woods. The dried amaryllis blossoms I had been saving for the right drawing. Do you see the dried blood on this blouse? It is because they were so tight that the bones in the inside of the blouse would cut into the skin of the wearer.
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1 comment:

Linda H. Feinberg said...

So sad and I can relate since I felt trapped then too. I wrote poems about those feelings in my first book of poetry. Beautiful drawings.