She Never, 2022

Acrylic/pencil on canvas
30” x 30” x 1.5”

A bold typographic riff on former male pop-art narratives of the often clichéd ‘damsel in distress’ scenarios, where the female voice usually appeared enslaved to melodrama and heartache. The work embodies the empowered female voice, by reclaiming the narrative – where the emancipated ‘SHE’ is driving the dialogue from a place of self-love.

All images, text and artwork © Donna Gough 2024