Melanie Walker (American, b. 1949)
Date1991 created, 2017 printed
MediumArchival inkjet print
DimensionsImage : 14 x 11 1/2 in. (35.56 x 29.21 cm)
Sheet : 19 x 13 in. (48.26 x 33.02 cm)
Credit LineGift of the Walker Family
LabelMelanie Walker is best known as an experimental photographer and mixed media installation artist. This photograph comes from a series she created between 1990 and 1995 that was inspired by wordplay involving the title Miss, referring to an unmarried woman, and the prefix mis-, connoting something incorrect or wrong. Although the two words are unrelated, Walker wonders if their use in common speech might subconsciously affect people's behavior and perceptions of gender.