The "Rose Portraits" series is a contemplation on 21st-century female identity and embodiment. Taken from within a self-selected group of volunteer sitters from Southern California, in this series each gazes back at the viewer asking, "Do you see me?" Placed on an ultra-feminine background each woman was asked to come without makeup and with Thursday afternoon hair. Throughout the session she was asked by Christine about her conceptions of femininity and identity as expressed through gendered embodiment. The result are these 12-portraits.
Each portrait is printed to 30"x20" and mounted with a small border onto anti-reflective plexiglass. Finished size is 32"x22".