Emily Mae Smith - Medusa
Emily Mae Smith - Medusa
Emily Mae Smith - Medusa
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Emily Mae Smith - Medusa

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Produced by Elective Affinity, 2019
7-color screen print, with glow in the dark ink on coventry rag paper
Edition of 90, signed and numbered certificate of authenticity

22 x 17 inches / 55.9 x 43 cm

Emily Mae Smith is known for her lively narrative oil paintings that offer sly social and political commentary. Her most prominent symbol is an anthropomorphized broom, which stems from Disney’s Fantasia (1940). The broom is simultaneously an artistic and domestic tool, allowing it to take on different meanings in Smith’s work. Here, the broom takes on the form of Medusa, one of the oldest examples of the hysterical female archetype. By assuming different guises, Smith’s broom offers commentary on gender, sexuality and capitalism. Smith says: “I’m working out of a symbolist tradition but with the 21st-century feminist painter’s lens aimed toward inclusion, agency and making space for new myths.”