“My body of work, Blank Stares, is a series of vector portraits on embossed paper. The five portraits are abstract renditions of respected women within my life, presenting them as doll-like figures with expressionless faces and vulnerable stances,” Zoe-Mo said.
“The embossed details in each portrait align directly with a questionnaire I crafted surrounding individual struggles and experiences in regard to the conflict between femininity and anger.
“I aim to question each woman’s authority in society by forcing the audience to confront the subtle and passive aggressors of suppressed femininity. Comparisons to paper dolls and political iconography help the audience understand the intentions behind each work and convey a personal significance to the meaning of the piece as a whole.”