"Woman is not born: she is made. In the making: her humanity is destroyed. She becomes symbol of this, symbol of that: mother of the earth, slut of the universe; but she never becomes herself because it if forbidden for her to do so."
For nearly 350 years, women's primary means of support was the corset. Worn to hold and shape the torso into a desired shape, the corset has become a symbol for woman. Women have been subjected to stereotypes that society has created for them. From stay at home moms to maids to secretaries, women have only been given the opportunity to indulge in roles that are not only degrading, but restricting. In collaboration with Divinity 8 Media, Christian Reyes, Jar explores the notion of what it means to be a woman in todays society by body painting 12 women and creating a dialogue of bottled up pain and oppression. This is a portion of a 3 part project which will bring together other mediums including poetry and illustration.