The monstrous feminine

by L Rusu

”visual remnants of the new female condition, what has been left behind in modern reclaimings of womanhood. In part, I rely on subverting classical feminine symbols of β€˜power’ but I do not shy away from recognizing equally present aspects that are usually hidden under the hold of visual patriarchy. I try to create harmony in embodying both aspects, as a symbiosis between the β€˜ugly’ and beautiful, the seen and unseen, the uncanny and the ordinary of the female condition”

The most important theme surrounding these pieces

the embodiment of the monstrous feminine (not as female-victim, but as 𝒻𝑒𝓂𝒢𝓁𝑒-π“‚π‘œπ“ƒπ“ˆπ“‰π‘’π“‡!),



a subversion of the expectancies of women and their beauty

L Rusu is a Romanian-American artist and poet focusing on girlhood, the othered, queerness and the female-gaze