|I believe that artists have an important role to play in changing the patriarchal world we live in.|
I believe that artists have an important role to play in changing the patriarchal world we live in. It is becoming increasingly clear that the present patriarchal military, social, political, religious, and economic institutions we live under are no longer workable or sustainable. This should be especially understood by women who have lived under a patriarchal system created and governed by men for the last 5000 years. This time period also marks the beginning of another important event- the dawn of written language and recorded history in 3100 BC. The confluence of these two events has affected the course of history to the present time.
As a male, feminist artist I believe we are living at a significant turning point in human history. A monumental change is happening in regard to the status of women in Western and other societies worldwide. After millenniums of nearly universal patriarchal subjugation many women now have the chance to visualize themselves in totally new way and reclaim their inherent birthright. I believe the artist can play an important role in furthering this historical transformation. This is because the artist has the unique ability to create a visual image that can inspire viewers to reinvent themselves.