"His Wallpaper" oil paint on linen, 26" by 34". This piece was inspired by Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story "The Yellow Wallpaper" (1892). Gilman’s story is a commentary on the oppressive patriarchal society of the time, in which women’s role was primarily chained to the house. I reread this story recently, and I couldn’t help but be overwhelmed with emotion over how relatable the themes from this story are still today. I wondered what I can do. How can I help change this? How can I help myself and other women? I do not have much influence on anything but my own life, so I decided to paint this. The little men in the painting are painting her into the wallpaper, painting her into her home, painting her into the stories behind her. Don’t let them.
Thank you so much Naomi for letting me paint you 💙 you have such a beautiful soul and every time I talk with you I am so inspired. And thank you @maxleroythecat for modeling too! 💙😻
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