“Men look at women. Women watch themselves being looked at. The surveyor of woman in herself is male: the surveyed female. Thus she turns herself into an object.” – John Berger, Ways of Seeing
Christa Blackwood’s series ‘Naked lady: A dot red’ – hand-pulled photogravures to defy traditional genres and images found in landscape and portrait photography, and by replacing the idea of “the figure” with the symbol of a red dot to create new perspectives on these traditions.
“The vernacular image of the ‘figure’ in a landscape is modified to examine the commodification and ubiquitous use of the female form in art and culture.”