The Weight of Expectations

Acrylic painting on canvas | 30 x 30 | 2020

These women walk boldly while carrying burdens- stacks of books and creatures weighing them down. There was a time when women practiced posture exercises by balancing books on their heads in order to appear more lady-like. These women walk unabashedly, taking one deliberate step forward at a time. I chose books to symbolize our history, full of mistakes and miracles of the past that disgust or inspire us. The focal point of this image pays homage to Frida Kahlo, who in many ways is my art-mother. Her passion, resilience and poignant, personal themes taught me to give birth to my own challenging narratives. There are some elements of feminist humor here, questioning imposed rules of wearing shirts, shaving legs, and keeping the fallopian tubes in check.

    - Janis Mars Wunderlich

  • Unsigned open edition prints are $60.00.
  • Signed, limited edition archival prints are $100.00

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16″H x 16″W print of original 30×30 acrylic painting titled The Weight of Expectations, 2020.

Available in an unsigned open edition, printed with archival inks on medium-weight photo paper. Also available in a signed & dated limited edition, printed on heavy-weight & acid free premium 100% cotton Platinum paper, crafted by the Canson & Arches mills in France. Limited Edition prints come with a certificate of authenticity which includes the artist’s in-depth description of the work. Limited edition size: 100.

All prints are printed on 22″x17″ stock to provide a white border around the image for future matting and framing.

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