Sydney Phillips Hardin draws upon symbols of feminine sexuality and portrays them as inflatable dolls that are not blown up. For the series, Sydney Phillips Hardin depicts Sarah Palin, Madonna, and the infamous painting by Botticelli of Venus on a half shell.
For the Sarah Palin and Madonna pieces, the artist depicted the icons against familiar backdrops; an American flag for the former and Mary with an inflatable baby in her arms for the latter.
The paintings are a bold and a satirical representation of the sexuality of these three iconic figures. The works by female artist Sydney Phillips Hardin speak to how female sexuality is packaged by media outlets.
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