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Jane Doe Series: Against their Will, no. 3

By Vivianne Carey

My subject matter is intensely  introspective as it relates to carnality and consent. It is especially significant today as more women are speaking their truths and taking legal action against their perpetrators. With the creation of seven panels, or altars, I am focusing on unidentified victims, the spiritual aspect of carnality, and the violation of something holy. 

Each group in this series contain a crown-like chastity belt on a ornamental shelf, a child’s rag doll with a bucket or bag over her head on a orate stand, a golden framed photograph of an unidentifiable female and my recent addition of a ventriloquist dummy-like figure, pictured in this detail.

“Where systems of abuse rely on silence, speaking is a revolutionary act.”

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