The Good Girl Project is a meditation on a woman’s search for self and place in a media saturated and often-hostile world. It critiques our contemporary culture’s usage of fantasy and fear to manipulate our understanding of identity and our sense of self —especially as directed at and marketed to the female. The project is also a reflection on my experiences as an ostracized adolescent and as the class slut in junior high school. It takes on the predominantly female role underlaying this social hazing and the cultural expectations of womanhood that are it’s basis. It examines the social mores and stereotyping used to keep female desire and expectations in check.
The project consisted of over 230 drawings made on 11″x17″ paper photocopied and posted on the streets in New York City, as well as in Buffalo NY, Memphis TN and as a billboard in Moscow, Russia. In blanketing the urban canvas I was referencing a long history of political posters, going back to Daumier in the 19th century through the recent work of the Guerrilla Girls and aids activists.
The Good Girl Project took a direct look at general social constructions, throwing them up on city streets in contexts that forced them to be questioned and examined freshly. To quote the Daily News, “…the city’s premiere guerrilla artist, makes us think – yes, actually think – every time we walk down the street.”.