I saw a handbill from a 1914 feminist meeting at a friend’s studio. Its subject: was: “What does feminism mean to you?”
The way that I am interested in feminism is the way I am interested in many things. It’s something peripheral to my view that influences my vision rather then being a focus. I am interested in watching the process of feminism rather then trying to locate it. I don’t believe I could locate it. I trust the sideways view. Assurance is not reliable. So the process of feminism interests me and how it occasionally intersects with my life and my work. It just comes up when it comes up and then I am attentive to it.
The artists I find compelling are mostly women and I decided to pay tribute to this personal fact. Many of these works are from a fictionalized past. From 1970-1980, Artforum devoted 5 of it’s 99 covers to women artists.