Artist: Eileen Hoffman
Title: The Rapunzel Stories: Knitting Her Blanket
Attribution: The Rapunzel Stories: Knitting Her Blanket, 2021, Eileen Hoffman
Materials: Dura-Lar, Chenile Stems, Acrylic Paint
Dimensions: 55"w 105"h 24"d
Image Statement: Rapunzel was a young girl fighting her way out of a castle that she knew was not the entirety of her world. This Brothers Grimm story beautifully illustrates the central premise of my work: to reflect on the struggles of women to be visible and seen as powerful and intelligent. The long hair of Rapunzel inspired me to create a long art object that goes as far up as it can go, past imagination.