tart, virago, maven, crone, bird, chippie. discusive is a series of hand-painted nouns that replace woman. the series was inspired by a dinner party at my charmingly small apartment in the mission. over chicken and asparagus, we found that half of us embraced the word slut while the other half reviled it. from that conversation came this project.
the installation asks for audience participation. you'll notice that there are stars under many of the words. everyone was given two stars with which to vote for their favorite words. slowly, these hand-painted marvels are growing. the largest--goddess (much to my delight) and man-eater (and more delight).
dimensions variable. ink on paper, enamel, gold stars. 2012.