40" x 60"H: Done in a graffiti style, this painting pokes fun at Manet's sexist point of view in his painting of the same subject.
40" x 60"W: In New York City graffiti is regularly removed by order of government officials. Since graffiti is considered vandalism graffiti artists are prosecuted as criminals and their work is destroyed. Artists and their works are protected by international laws. Is government sponsored destruction of street art not government sponsored vandalism?
36"H x 24"W: Would Marilyn Monroe be remembered today if she were required to wear a burqa? I vandalized her poster with paint and a black marker, destroying her image, much as a top to toe garment destroys a woman's image and makes her anonymous.
36"H x 24"W: Hollywood created an icon in the movie "The Godfather" and an already famous Marlon Brando was instantly recognized everywhere. A vandalized poster changes perceptions.
36" x 24"W: Had Marilyn Monroe worn a burqa as an adult what kind of career could she have had? This vandalized poster of a movie idol reflects the many layers of abuse and humiliation she could have suffered. While graffiti makes a bold statement, vandalism as a style, destroys what is.
The burqa,when intended as protection for a woman, hardly prevents the male eyes that see her from seeing a woman. As her individuality, the details of her being, are hidden by the burqa she becmes more than ever just a woman. Even a man who wears a burqa is seen as a woman.