Richard Gray

I love the title of this image, “Plans for a Woman,” and all the symbolism incorporated into it. The spine of the snake along the bottom of the image eventually forming the lacing along the back of the figure’s corset, which bears a certain resemblance to armor. The fruit at the lower left corner is obviously indicative of female genitalia, and the sprout coming from it is a visual metapohr for “giving life,” which is then further emphasized by the presence of similar plants framing the rest of the image, which also call to mind the traditional connection in art between women and nature.

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