BAD WOMEN (1993-1995)

"In her search for counterparts Kowal Post explores the history of civilisation. Her interest is stimulated by the 'female gaze' which causes her to look for 'Strong Women' and investigate myths, prejudices and those 'Bad Women' throughout history, especially those from Christian teaching such as Judith, and Susanna bathing, but also goddesses of fertility, sirens, pariahs, images of female deception and the female nude of art history receive a new treatment and appreciation.

Removed from its historical context the female figure becomes deserving of representation and through the positive re-evaluation of its femininity and of course sexuality, receives its own particular identity." For full text click here

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 'Victim' 1995 Oil on Limewood. Height 1.12 m 'Regina Coeli Biologica', 1993 Oil on Limewood. Height 96 cm 'Hierarchy' 1994 Oil on Limewood. Height 2.55 m Detail of 'Hierarchy' 1994 Oil on Limewood 'Amazon and Centaur' 1995 Oil on Limewood. Height 1.25 m 'Woman with Goblet and Dagger' 1994 Oil on Limewood. Height 1.12 m

 'Judith with the head of Holofernes' 1994 Oil on Limewood. Height 42cm 'Votive Females' 1991 Oil on Limewood. Height 254 cm 'Pariah' 1994 Oil on Limewood. Height 41cm 'Eros' Oil on Limewood

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