I adore Cathy Daley’s work. Part truth, part satire, and a pinch of paradox.


untitled, 2007,
pastel on vellum, 24 x 19”
(courtesy of www.cathydaley.com)

Excerpt from Daley’s artist statement:

“Drawing on persistent cultural images inspired by ballerina tutus, the garb of fairy-tale princesses and Barbie doll couture, my work investigates childhood memories of what it means to be female in Western culture and explores cultural representation of the feminine and the body. The drawings mine contemporary vocabularies of glamour, fashion, popular culture, cartoons, street signage, Hollywood cinema, fairy tales, and mythology, to examine the iconography of the feminine as it exists in the cultural imaginary, personal memory, and fantasy.”

untitled, 2007,
pastel and collage on vellum, 81 x 36”
(courtesy of www.cathydaley.com)


untitled, 2007,
pastel and collage on vellum, 62 x 36”
(courtesy of www.cathydaley.com)