When this piece went up on the wall of the Corner Gallery in Subiaco it was deemed 'inappropriate and offensive' by some of the female shopkeepers in the area stating 'how does this help the self-esteem of women who might be viewing this image' demanding that it be taken down and someone made accountable! Read on.. the artist Fieldey (remember this) replied 'as a woman and a feminist I painted this piece to satirise objectification of woman'! Quoting Stephen Bevis, Arts Editor, The West Australian newspaper 'art that just makes people feel comfortable is likely to be craft, not art. Good public art should engage us in a kind of debate, interrupting the mundane and stimulating a fresh appreciation of our surroundings. Hopefully, bravery will prevail so that artists' vision will not be hammered out of shape by a selection committee'.. succinctly put Mr. Bevis! Personally this image did not dent my self -esteem in the slightest :) Happy Monday, take care..
This post is linked to Monday Mural.