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What's My Worth?

Gouache on brown paper
23.6 X 17.9”(60 x 45.5 cm)

According to religious and social dictates, a girl’s only value in society lies in her ability to produce sons, and in her compliance with male authority. Without absolute subservience towards her parents, and later her husband, the gates of paradise will be closed to her. This self -portrait was painted a few months before my wedding.