20x24 Oil on Canvas
This portrait asks the question that every woman has to ask: "how many buttons do I need to button?" The crudely drawn on boobs are the presence that is felt when I dress myself. Should I wear a bra? Is this top too low cut? Will people respect me if I wear this? Its a burden that I (as someone who isn't even busty) feel. I try not to get hung up on it, but when I've gotten harassed online, heard coworker's boob-related comments, and been brought up with the idea that women's bodies are shameful distractions for men, its hard to get past. I hope that by communicating this discomfort that the veiwer can understand that this is a reality for some women or feel comforted in the fact that they aren't the only ones self dealing with this boob issue.