BEAUTIES BEHAVING BADLY: Nice Girls Don’t Make History
The Beauties Behaving Badly series is a parody and commentary of classic fairytale and literature characters created in a graphic lowbrow style. These paintings challenge the typical role the female character played in their historical protagonist position by challenging society’s expectations. They are assertive and edgy with a veneer of “cute.” With dark hollow eyes and a cartoon-like color palate, the subjects in these works unapologetically misbehave with their vices. This series uses a visual media to speak about social issues including those found in children’s entertainment, public media, and the portrayal of traditional and non-traditional women’s roles. These badly behaving beauties have taken their lives into their own hands; they are anything but your typical princess.