Artist Blog

Every week an artist whose single image was published by Der Greif is given a platform in which to blog about contemporary photography.

GIRL PLAY

Sep 10, 2021 - Marzena Abrahamik

In GIRL PLAY I’m interested in exploring the themes that run parallel to photography and cannabis. I hope that by entering the threshold of fantasy and into a domain of imaginary identifications of the feminine stoner, the photographs reveal the potential for an iconic renegotiation of the self. There is a constant political battle that revolves around these subjects, ie., cannabis and women’s freedom. I hope to address the contemporary female stoner and to further understand why women’s bodies continue to be under attack. The laws that pertain to both change with the political climate. In this political climate both are at stake: the body and it’s biologies, cannabis and it’s culture. The over all aim of this work is to present women within a female discourse. I compose a saturated tableau of color and light that washes over the body, plant life, and domestic arrangements.