Internalizing the Weight of the Male Gaze is an examination of the historical relevance of teaching materials. It is a consideration of educational toys and tools as weapons that are systematically designed to play a role in reinforcing the socially constructed notion of the feminine beauty ideal. The result of this conditioning is the persistence and prevalence of the objectification of women, therefore psychologically and physically stripping them of their agency and internally and externally affecting the ways in which they are forced to navigate the spaces they occupy.
Internalizing the Weight of the Male Gaze, 2016
Pins, thread, fish sinkers, found paper male anatomical illustrations, found paper dolls on book covers and spine
14” x 41” x 1”