Dorothy Kavka


Seraglio (24.5″ x 20″), print media, $110

I see myself as an artist who is a chronicler of women, both of the roles they are made to assume within their societies and their historical reality. I believe in a primordial sisterhood of women that links them beyond social and territorial boundaries. The “other” becomes the guise they assume that is demanded by their fathers, husbands, religious leaders, and lawmakers. My work explores the tension created by the existence of these forces on every woman.

I usually start with realistic drawings and then take these common forms and break them up into fragments and unusual juxtaposition. I try to form layers of ideas, creating with lines what a writer builds with words.