Hi, my name is Marci but I go by Mars for short. I am currently a college student who has recently started modeling, taking photos and now creating collages like the ones you see above. I am a born and raised Californian who currently resides in Long Beach. I am passionate about not just woman rights; but human rights.
Statement about work:
I am the subject of many of the collages I make - this is to create another form of expression beyond modeling. In the first image I show Uncle Sam looking down representing the established patriarchy still attempting to keep their values in place. The women have their backs turned to him, moving forward and away from patriarchy holding the wisdom from the women before them. The other two images explore and embrace femininity through the use of flowers, which is more typical and expected.
Forms of femininity and androgyny are both used on purpose to challenge the idea a woman should be a certain way. I chose flowers because they are something that speak to me, and also because for so long I believed that I needed to be delicate like a flower. So here I show strength to challenge that women & flowers must be portrayed in that way.
Link to portfolio: