Artist Statement

In this collage I wanted to explore gender dichotomies within Christianity. The Virgin Mary gave birth to Jesus without having sex, and is idealized and praised for her purity. However, I would argue that gender roles in The Bible and the influence of Christ has created an over-sexualized and objectifying portrayal of women in media throughout history (A.D.) and today. How can the Virgin Mary, and women, be exploited by the men we gave life to? And how has consumerism entrapped and exploited men and women alike?


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