A Collaboration Project Artist JUAN ESCOBEDO
Christy is interested in the power struggle between male and female and Juan is interested in the ambiguity that genders can have. They looked to religious icons as a vehicle to explore both topics. Religious icons throughout history have been portrayed as either male or female. Although there is a dominant sex there are occasions when a religious icon can be portrayed with physical traits of the opposite sex. These physical traits are used as symbols to represent power. In this project, Christy and Juan attempted to create a situation where there is no power struggle or dominance between genders.