[Un]disputed is a piece intended to challenge the concept of aesthetic. Using all female subjects, I created images that are both intriguing yet uncomfortable for the eye. Because the female figure is often used in media as something to be looked upon, I wanted to make something that instead used the female figure to challenge … [Read more…]
I drew Pure a few days after I publicly came out, and I was depressed and exhausted. I kept being told that queer people were sexual deviants, disturbed, sinners, evil, etc. After getting into (yet another) fight with my mom, I called my friend and ranted about everything. I stayed up all night with them, … [Read more…]
They mock our safe spaces Say that we’re whiny weak whippersnappers who are part of the pathetically pitiful participation trophy generation Yet They are afraid of our very existence Me taking a breath as a queer gender non-conforming woman who gives no fucks about their social norms And doesn’t want to participate nicely in their … [Read more…]
This piece represents the fluidity of my sexuality. In our ever-changing world, I believe that society must become aware and more accepting that there are not always easy or exact answers to questions. Katie Murray is an OU student who aspires to be a middle school teacher. She enjoys painting, spending time with her family, discovering new art, riding her bike, and making playlists on Spotify.
In Binary Figments, I explore aspects of performative gender theory, sexuality, historical ecofeminism, and the concept of gender and sexuality as a spectrum. I was originally inspired to create this piece when I realized that I was subconsciously doodling gender theory. Other inspirations include the works of Judith Butler and Simone de Beauvoir, the religious use of entheogens … [Read more…]
Mackenzie Mullins is an undergraduate student at OU and an avid illustrator. Her work (and life) is glittery, a little anachronistic, and unapologetically, intersectionally feminist. She plans to study Studio Art and then head into a career in concept art/visual development after college. You can find more of her art at bluewitching.tumblr.com!
Surgical Unraveling of Whiteness Jane Hsi The purpose of this painting is to challenge the white aesthetic standards of beauty that are not only prevalent within the realm of fine art but also in modern society. The woman wearing white represents the white beauty standard. The surgical clamps she is holding symbolizes the action of … [Read more…]