06/20/2013 06:03 pm ET Updated Jun 21, 2013

Judy Chicago on the ImageBlog

Judy Chicago
Female Rejection drawing #3 (Peeling Back) from the Rejection Quintet
Prismacolor on rag paper, 30” x 40”
Collection of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
© Judy Chicago
Photo © Donald Woodman

“In Peeling Back, I ‘peeled back’ the formal visual structure that obscured my real subject matter to reveal my true nature as a female being. This was an important step in my development which was sparked by honest criticism from my long-time friend, art critic Lucy Lippard.”
Judy Chicago from the book Through the Flower: My Struggle as a Woman Artist, color plate detail of this work.