Most of my work is a commentary on woman’s place in society, and is frequently informed by my traditional Asian upbringing.
A series of images which I produced in the last decade, narrate my individual experiences as well as the world which I observed. The characters in each of my images refer to the different roles that are expected of women; roles that derive from traditional notions of correct etiquette and good manners which a woman is supposed to acquire for her proper place in society.
In my work I use contemporary references to classic fairy tales, where fantasy characters, princesses, she-warriors, and fake brides, interact with the more mundane realities of modern womanhood. These fictitious personae play themselves out in unlikely scenarios that upend traditional stereotypes. Their fantasy worlds allow me to engage a wider range of expression of my femininity.
text by Isa Ho