The Erinyes

Artist: Gil Martinez, RGD
For this piece I used original fashion engravings (circa 1885), japanese origami paper, watercolours, and metallic inks. The Erinyes (or the furies) were personifications of the anger of the dead. The piece explores the objectification of women through trends. In the XIXth century they strangled themselves with corsets. Today, they starve themselves to death. Fashion is a tool of oppression.

The Erinýes—2009
12.5 cm x 17 cm
Antique engravings, origami paper, watercolour and metallic paint on paper, glass and wood.

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