Eminence (2013)

A series of relief prints printed on a Vandercook Press, housed in handmade envelopes. They depict female leaders throughout history divorced from their feminine garb, and instead placed in the bodies of their male counterparts.

The colophon reads:

This work consists of four illustrations depicting women leaders from western history.

They are removed from their female embodiment and merged with the bodies of their male counterparts. In this way we can view the women in the context of masculine leadership and ability, separated from the signifiers and stereotypes associated with femininity.

They were designed and relief printed by

Heather L. Gilbraith

in the fall of the year 2013 at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, BC, in a limited edition.

Pictured is edition number 9 of 10.

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