dorothy imagire
new work
mixed identity
biography resume
fear weak civilized people secrets american swine she's a jap!
vamp will strike cap the vamp black hawk japanese vase american officer
giveittome make up mind forcekiss sleepknee dragonlady
to kill him to the pit knife lion cross installation

Collecting the “Orient” series, 1996

These photographs were taken at the Yaddo winter houses. The houses are filled with objects that represent good examples of the 19th century's fascination with the "Orient" and things "exotic." Superimposed over the photographs (toned cyanotypes) are copies from 1940s comic books of "The Dragon Lady" or other "dangerous" females. Interestingly enough, the "The Dragon Lady" was already an intermixture of cultures, from her Middle Eastern harem veil to her Chinese dragon headdress.