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I braided each strand of my hair one by one Painting

Sesil beatris Kalayciyan

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Painting, Acrylic on Paper

Size: 16 W x 21 H x 0.1 D in

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The girl child attempting to braid her hair has no face; she is objectified. Her face is covered with flowers referencing sexist narratives like Venus flytrap and deadly flowers such as Belladonna. Despite being beautiful, these flowers are lethal and poisonous, named after the female identity within the field of botany. In the painting, I aim to critique the labels attached to women in all aspects of society by exposing the sexist narratives in the still life tradition and botanical realms. Painting will be framed before shipping and delivered to you.

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Painting:Acrylic on Paper

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:16 W x 21 H x 0.1 D in

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In her works, Kalaycıyan take as a reference and reinterprets the signs of both the history of art and the traditions of the close environment she grew up in. In this way, she aims to bring up her critical impressions of narratives that have become universally widespread. By reproducing objects that reflect the thoughts and rules that narrow the areas of freedom in both her own life and women's lives in general and that are not even allowed to be questioned, she visualizes her objections, sometimes with an implicit and sometimes explicit form of expression. She makes a reinterpretation of her childhood clothes and shoes in her serial works, in which she uses auto-biographical references in order to make the hidden sexist discourses visible in common narratives. In her works, where she focuses on the sense of loss and incompleteness, the body she metaphorically represents is composed together with indicators from many fields such as iconography, still life tradition or botany. These tools, which are used to symbolize the dominant identity and its values, contain sub-codes about the construction of identity for the artist and strengthen the criticism it brings to the agenda against sexist discourses.

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