Tuesday, April 14, 2009


This is my possible entry to the Pink show. This is what pink means to me.
I used to see pink as juvenile, associating the color with Barbies and Tea Parties. As a girl who grew up playing with toys meant for boys, I felt the color was restraining and sexist. It took a male point of view for me to truly understand the mystery of the Pink.


-Love, Jess

5 comments:

GOGOPEDRO said...

Yeah...the great deep pinkness is definitely... a gender based color.

pretty sweet image..

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Chogrin said...

A lot of great depth on this one. I really like it Jess, specially the lighting. Very awesome!

Jess Tommassello said...

I hope its "Appropriate" enough.

I don't really have an appropriateness meter sometimes.

pw! said...

Jess, once i got over the initial spit take of the giant vagina, i really really like all the layered things your are saying and experiencing here. bravo

Jess Tommassello said...

Sorry it is kinda crude, its kinda my style. I like to push something as far as it can go and scale it backwards from there. I was talking to other people when I was painting this, and the original idea was to be more cave-like and ambiguous, but there's nothing really ambiguous about puberty. It really does smack you in the face and make you uncomfortable. Its something I wanted to make people remember.

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