Artwork #104

Veronica Ceci

Working Hard or Hardly Working

Reductive woodcut with chine-collé, 2017

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In this piece monochrome men stand around doing things which might be important but have no immediate demonstrable effect. A both bright and dark femme scrubs the floor while staring at the viewer confrontationally. This character, the Mad Maid, is modeled after myself and acts as a stand in for all workers who are deemed lesser than. The Mad Maid demonstrates an exaggerated expression in response to her inequality but never ceases to toil.