Artists

Abaigeal Wright

Abaigeal Wright

Stephanie

Epson ink jet print on Epson Ultra Premium Luster paper

12.5” x 18.5”

2017 

$125

Abaigeal Wright

Lexie in Mirror

Epson ink jet print on Epson Ultra Premium Luster paper

12.5” x 18.5”

2017 

$125

Artist’s Statement

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“My body of work, Vinegar, studies what it means to me be female today in a world where we are both encouraged and discouraged by society and our daily surroundings from adopting feminist ideals. 

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I found these contradictory messages in my suburban surroundings during my adolescence, becoming the concepts of the foundation of the world which was my upbringing.  I was encouraged to believe in myself, that I could be whoever I wanted to be, I could accomplish anything that I set my mind to.  At the same time, I was presented with information such as:  Swearing isn’t lady like.  Don’t walk alone at night.  Always lock the car and look in the back seat.  Be alert when walking.  Don’t be on your phone.  Pony tails are easy to grab and pull you to the ground.  Attackers always look for those who could be caught off guard.  Speak when spoken to.  Don’t interrupt.  Don’t be bossy. 

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My goal is to capture this concept through portraiture, mostly made within interior spaces.  The subject is occasionally obscured or hidden from view.  Through these visual elements, I wish to show that a female is more then an object of admiration, temperamental, unpredictable, led by emotion, or primarily concerned with being perceived as decorative.“

- Abaigeal Wright

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