“I focused on the subject of women in the mid-70s, depicting only women and, rarely, a male victimizer such as a vietnamese soldier drowning or near-drowning a woman. Yet a man does appear in one panel of ”Torture of Women“, and he’s squeezing a woman. It could be a hug of affection, but it’s more about control.”
–Nancy Spero. “Leon Golub and Nancy Spero: War and Memory”.
Looking at second wave feminist artists and their work for inspiration. Spero often explored the complex relationship between women and victimization and the different ways women internalize acts of violence.