Sit Like a Lady 1
sit like a lady, art, figurative art, modern art, contemporary art, r hermelyn di silvestro, printmaking, monotype, pink, manspreading, work on paper, visual metaphor, gender stereotypes, powerful position,
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Sit Like a Lady 1

Sit Like A Lady 1

Sit Like a Lady
Sit Like a Lady 1

Monotype, Oil, 36″ x 27.25″ x 2″

Work on paper mounted to custom wood panel and UV varnished

Available Through Artist

Juried into Salon at the Triton 2021 2D Art Competition and Exhibition
June 26 – September 12, 2021

Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara CA


Sit Like a Lady is a visual metaphor for the practice of ‘wo+manspreading.’ This series portrays female figures in confident and powerful body positions, often associated with men. By portraying women in these ‘wide’ positions with dominant body language, I challenge the customary gender stereotypes of ‘a powerful position’ for a man being ‘a sexual signal position’ for a woman.