I was a burlesque promoter for 3 years. The performers I met were talented and expressed female sexuality in a joyful way. Their skills, costumes, props and artistry were inspiring.The neo-burlesque movement is, in my opinion filled with talented performance artists.
These 16 skull mixed media sculptures are tributes to many of the founding divas of burlesque. Their lives were wild and filled with complicated stories. They were earning a living and on their own when most women were still not in the work force.
Were they exploited or were they ground breaking feminists?
I hope my works encourage you to consider their sexuality and yours.