The title of this piece derives from the Marilyn Monroe quote:
"The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up."
While the figure looks away demurely as she perches on her
pedestal, she still exudes radiance and confidence by leaning
back and presenting her front unapologetically to the viewer. I
emphasized the glow of the spotlight on her bare skin with white
pastel and melded the contours of her body into the shadows of
Although today, awareness sexualization of females has risen,
the stigma remains. With this figure, I seek to underline the
sexism which manifests in everyday life, plaguing our media and
our relationships. Progressive for her time, Marilyn Monroe
embodied a certain unashamed attitude about her body,
reclaiming her sexuality from the media and men who constantly
objectified her figure. Thus, this piece seeks to reflect and
emulate her feministic ideology.