Carrie Ann Woolsey

From the series 'Always//Forever' - a reflection on how the Renaissance came to define both artistic and female beauty, the images are scans of my own makeup wipes that have the same colour palette as paintings from this era

From the series 'Always//Forever' - a reflection on how the Renaissance came to define both artistic and female beauty, the images are scans of my own makeup wipes that have the same colour palette as paintings from this era

From the series 'Nailed It' - A body of work that uses domestic paraphernalia that implies erotica (especially when paired with the name of each image) while visually appearing every day and banal. The title of the work refers to the subjugation of women, and literally nailing the prints into the wall is a reference to sexual abuse.

From the series 'Nailed It' - A body of work that uses domestic paraphernalia that implies erotica (especially when paired with the name of each image) while visually appearing every day and banal. The title of the work refers to the subjugation of women, and literally nailing the prints into the wall is a reference to sexual abuse.

From the series 'Nailed It' - A body of work that uses domestic paraphernalia that implies erotica (especially when paired with the name of each image) while visually appearing every day and banal. The title of the work refers to the subjugation of women, and literally nailing the prints into the wall is a reference to sexual abuse.

Carrie Ann Woolsey

My work is essentially about language; written, verbal and visual. I use semiotics to lead the viewer into the deeper meanings in my work that lie beyond the humour on the surface of the image. I am also heavily influenced by feminist art theory; particularly the Male Gaze, which has filtered into every day culture, and is how women learn their appearance can be used as currency.

As a reference to the social conditioning we are all subjected to, I use every day vernacular for the titles of my work. The language I choose speaks of my generation, and I subvert its meaning, reflecting on what these words reveal about how society treats women.

 

I am currently finishing my MA in Photography at Derby University

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