Monday, October 25, 2010

W I L D F A N G S [trophies]

Narratives and images of the Tomboy during the transition from girlhood to womanhood continues to find her subjugated - ‘Tomboy identities are conveyed as benign forms of childhood identification as long as they evince acceptable degrees of femininity, appropriate female aspiration, and as long as they promise to result in marriage and motherhood.’ (Halberstam, 1999,p156) This project acts to reposition the Tomboy as a transient identity during girlhood by way of a visual exploration of the literal experience and the metaphorical poetic continuum.

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