Women in a box
This thesis is the written component of the exhibition that was be held from March 26 through April 9, 2015 in the gallery of 203 Design On Main, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. "Women in a Box," the name of the thesis, explores the sexual imbalance and women's to-be-looked-at-ness in patriarchal society, and concerns how mass media construct beauty standards and sexual attractiveness and the impacts on women's identities. The artwork contains installations, pattern design, paintings, as well as video arts.
This writing component documents the inspiration and intention of the artist in creating the work. It also documents the process, and details the academic and the conceptual development of the project. A variety of philosophy and theories ranging from psychoanalytical to sociological have been cited and explained regarding their relevance to the project.