A confident woman enjoys her body. Is this objectification or empowerment?
Satirical Censorship: A Contemporary Reminder
The Post-it invokes the modesty demanded by the Catholic church in the early 16th century. The fig leaf draws attention to the genitals, a failure common to the Reformation.
Her depiction contrasts traditional imagery by eschewing a halo for a glow that encompasses her from hair to thighs, illuminating her femininity and challenging the demands placed on women to conform to religious or societal pressures.
Conspicuously baroque pearls and bright red fingernail polish magnify the post sexual revolution virgin-whore split subtext.