Inspired by traffic signals, these six 12" round canvas panels intend to illustrate phrases that women encounter almost daily. Quotes like “don’t go outside alone when it’s dark” or “you shouldn’t wear that” tend to be disguised as helpful suggestions, but at the same time are also often used to blame victims.
By putting words into images, I want to give them a new dimension, one that often gets forgotten due to the normalization of these ideas. By illustrating these quotes, I wanted to highlight how ridiculous some of them truly are.
Some of the work in progress.