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