24" x 72"
Plastic, tape, & found object
Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s newspaper, The Revolution, had a masthead that read, “men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.” This work was created in response to the 1920’s bathing suit law. It ordered that women’s swimsuits couldn’t be any higher than six inches above her knee. If caught breaking the law, women would be fined or even arrested for indecent exposure. The combination of packing tape and drop cloths were used to try and convey the surface of water, while a found chair leg which held the piece in its entirety was meant to symbolize the human leg.