Karen Fuson

Votary Series

Cat     Votary, XIII, Mixed Media, 17.5x18x5


My work from 1982 to present has centered on the investigation of the feminine principle, ideals of female beauty and body image, and gender role stereotypes, while my assemblages symbolize the power invested in accessorized, merchandised 'beauty,' my intention in transmogrifying cultural artifacts is to subvert popular expectations of ideal beauty.