The subject of this painting is a female figure dressed in clashing polka-dot and floral clothing, profiled against a black and red striped background. She appears to be pierced by a narrow triangular form. The nature and intent of the horizontal geometric shape is ambiguous, suggesting either a beam of light radiating through the subject or the darker prospect of an object inserted in an act of violence. Rojas’s simplified rendering of the figure and emphasis on patterns reflects her interest in the styles and sensibilities of American folk art, and accentuates her reconsideration of how women are visually represented in art and other media.
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