The Siren Magazine

Her the Studio

The Siren Magazine
Her the Studio

By Emily D. Haugbro

A man ooos over her. The voice of the male gaze echos in the The LaVerne Krause Gallery at the University of Oregon. Soft pinks, blues and green create a feminine space.

It’s “Her the Studio” and the artists are two girls from Portland, Oregon. Julia Sherman and Erin Carstens are product design majors at the University of Oregon, and both have admired each others work and came together to create the installation.

Their main message: the commodification of the female form. “Her the Studio” evolved as the artists learned how to create pieces that said their message. Not every breast cast made the installation and not every idea made their message clear. However, the final product was a gallery that left every viewer thinking differently.

It was difficult finding a way to display our ideas as well as not present objects in the way that society expects them, for example all the cast boobs.
— Sherman
...But present these objects that makes people really think about the female form.