Anne-Marie Flannery graduated from Limerick School of Art and Design in 2018 with a first class honours degree in Print Contemporary Practice and was awarded the 2018 Limerick Printmakers Bursary Award. Anne-Marie Flannery’s practice is always centered around the female experience, with emphasis on the consumption and production of media. This piece was illustrated in full by the artist but remains inspired by collage of magazines, comic books and popular media, in similar fashion to the Riot Grrrl zines of the 90s. This methodology is key to the constantly underlying theme of girls’ bedroom culture and the publicizing of that private space through internet culture. Masks and feline imagery are used as representations of The Other and as an exploration of the mythical and The Monstrous Feminine. The cat demon works almost like a superhero alter ego, reclaiming the monstrous mantles given to women in history and folklore such as witches and sirens. The equating of the feline to the feminine in the work has countless inspirations, most notably; contemporary protests, the cat as the witch’s familiar, and the use of cats and kittens in anti-suffragette posters as symbols of “silly incompetent domestic creatures not suited to politics”.
Title: Cosmic Goddess Wacko Chic
Dimensions: 60cm x 78.3cm
Medium: 9 colour screenprint with spot varnish details on 300gsm botanical paper
Price: € 195 (Framed) €100 (unframed)