Wallflower

Lynn Anderson's avatar Lynn Anderson

The installation Wallflower reflects on the opportunities of modern twenty first century women. There are two messages found in this work. One is found in each singular painting which represents individual women. The second message is the art seen collectively as a group comprising all forty eight paintings. As a group the paintings represent women working together to accomplish their goals. The title Wallflower is a historical comment referring to how far women have come. Wallflower originally was a label put on women who sat along the wall at a social gathering waiting to be “picked” to dance. These women were all dressed up but not in control of whether they would be selected or left on the sideline as an observer. Today women in our society no longer sit on the sideline. The stereotypes and prejudices of the past no longer hold women back. Women can set goals and reach for them in unlimited personal and professional endeavors. Each individual 14” by 18” painting rep

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1
  • Medium: Watercolor
  • Width: 12
  • Year created: 2011
  • Height: 6