What was it like to live as a woman in another time? What were their joys and their hardships? If I had wanted to be an artist in earlier time would it had been possible?
If I Were a Woman Living In…1839, 1851, 1863, 1888, 1907, 1938 are a series of self-portrait mixed media photographs that tries to answer these questions.
I began creating these images to bring together my interests in feminism, early forms of photography, costume design, social change and the use of traditional materials like wax and pastel with modern mediums like digital collage/layering and photography. I used myself as my model (these are all self-portraits) to try to put myself, with some small degree, into the shoes of the women who came before me. It is a time line of different women from different times and different medium’s from different times.