Artist: Eileen Hoffman
Title: The Rapunzel Stories: Let Down Your Hair
Attribution: The Rapunzel Stories: Let Down Your Hair, 2020, Eileen Hoffman
Materials: Mixed media on Dura-Lar, chenille stems
Dimensions: 40"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.