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"I'm On Fire"

Finalist
Category: Painting

Alyssa Pheobus
United States
website: www.alyssapheobus.com

Description: I appropriate the lyrics of songs that hover near the folkloric intersection of Love and Loss. These songs are littered with suppressed narratives of violence and misogyny that are rarely acknowledged by the audience who consumes them. Through a labor-intensive drawing practice that simultaneously invokes and refuses textile traditions strongly associated with women's work, I pictorialize texts that are typically performed by desiring, male voices. My drawings clothe these texts in the simultaneously rebellious and authoritative aesthetic of a man in black.

About the Artist


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