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The Cindy Sherman Experiment Part 6 – Why Study Cindy Sherman?

Last night I had a dream about Cindy Sherman, probably because I’ve been reading books about her work and watching interviews in my quest for knowledge. In my dream I was living in New York. I lived in an apartment … Continue reading

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The Cindy Sherman Experiment Part 5 – Being Myself

Over the last couple of months I’ve been studying the work of American artist Cindy Sherman. Cindy Sherman is well known for her portraits. She dresses up in costumes and make-up transforming herself into many different characters. For my studies, I created 4 … Continue reading

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The Cindy Sherman Experiment – Part 4 Being a Beautiful Woman

When I was in high school I saw the movie Coffy starring Pam Grier. The tag line on the cover said “The baddest one chick Hit-Squad to ever hit town.” She was “bad” too. Coffy was a vigilante who took down the pimps, … Continue reading

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The Cindy Sherman Experiment – Part 3 Creating A Dirtbag

Welcome to Part 3 of The Cindy Sherman Experiment. Today I have created myself over as a dude. My look is inspired by my husband Myke’s alter ego, Leo Witherspoon. Leo Witherspoon is a character that Myke made up years … Continue reading

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The Cindy Sherman Experiment – Part 2 Damsel in Distress

Yesterday I got into the costume box and the make-up again. I wasn’t planning on doing any photos, I just wanted to experiment with my new blond sophisticate wig. First I brushed it out and put it on, I bought this particular … Continue reading

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The Cindy Sherman Experiment – Part 1 Becoming a Man

Welcome to this installment of Actuate, from the RBSCA. Today I am studying under artist/photographer Cindy Sherman. Cindy Sherman is known for turning the camera on herself. She transforms into different characters and takes portraits. I first learned about Cindy years ago in college. My photography … Continue reading

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