Be All That You Can Be, 1996, Acrylic Gouache, Ink on Bristol, 15"x23"
I spoofed an Army ad, because I wanted to comment on how women are always defending their honor against unwanted advances and unexpected comments. Sometimes women become many different characters to experiment with their identity and for protection (e.g. wearing baggy clothes to conceal sexuality).Women find a character that suits them best, that gives them respect and honor in a community and advances them toward self sufficiency. Their strategy becomes a carefully analyzed game in which the goal is to attain the American Dream of security and comfort.