Simone de Beauvoir

Posted on April 13, 2014


Born in Paris in 1908 she produced a rich body of writings including works on ethics, feminism, fiction, autobiography, and politics. Her feminist writings were written at a time when very little serious work had been done from a feminist perspective.

For me personally, she was the first woman that I read who examined being a woman in a man’s world.

My portrait of Beauvior is taken from a photo later in her life and distorted to express her academic potency. The found objects in the forefront are typewriter ribbons as a symbol of her choice of tool.