Does This Make My "______" Look Big?

Brenda Oelbaum's avatar Brenda Oelbaum

My work consists of a series of wall installations featuring Antique dishes that have been altered with the use of photo-transfers to create humorous sequential commentary on the subject of Male Pride. The piece that I propose to the different venues is site specific. Depending on which venue choses to host my work it would alter it's size or number of installations presented. As you can see from my images I have both small and large installations, which are variations on the same theme. Using images of men with their fishing trophies appropriated from social networking sites, I play with the perceptions of men and their own images of themselves. Without the use of nudity or overt sexuality, I turn the tradition male gaze back on man himself and away from the tradition of woman as object. With tongue and cheek humor I invite the viewer to consider man as object, man as the main course. Can we judge a man by the size of his catch? I will leave it for the viewer to decide.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 3
  • Medium: Antique Dishes with Photo-transfers
  • Width: 6
  • Year created: 0
  • Height: 5