Martha Rosler uses a variety of mediums including photomontages, films, and photography. She is very politically driven; in her piece First Lady (Pat Nixon), 1967-1972 she conveys her generations thoughts on the Vietnam War. In the photomontage, Pat Nixon stands in the white house with a snapshot of a scene from Bonnie and Clyde framed behind her. The inclusion of this movie represents the administrations ignorance.
She spoke about how people aestheticized her feminist pieces by viewing them as “art” rather than political statements. This bothered her in the way that they were glazing over her work’s initial purpose. She then elaborated on how she feels that art can be a very powerful and influential tool when it comes to change as long as the artist is not sucked into creating shallow work because of money and fame.