Taking on the advice given to us last week we decided to split into smaller groups and continue working on skills and ideas that correlated well together instead of trying to fit many things into one work.
The political message I personally wanted to focus on was feminism. It is such a complex thing for me and I find it incredibly interesting that in 2017 some people do not believe that everyone should be equal. The patriarchy is a topic I would love to focus on for another art work.
We were directed towards Barbara Kruger and her feminist artworks. Barbara uses mainly black, white and red. Which were three major colours evident in the works I looked at. For example a white pants suit was worn by Hilary Clinton during her election campaign is a representative of the colour white which was worn by the first wave of feminists. Red I now strongly associate with Republicans after Donald Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ hats.
With all this in mind we decided to look at the above concepts and try and work them into our ideas.
Trump was the first person to come to mind with feminism and so we photo shopped a picture of him and other famous people who cause controversy in the style of Barbara Kruger.