Saartjie Baartman & Marilyn Monroe – A Comparison

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December 7, 2013 by petrujviljoen

I haven’t posted for a while due to lack of internet access.

I am taking part in another collaboration of artists’ books on the site artistbooks.ning.com, hosted by Cheryl Penn. The theme was ‘someone’. An autobiography, biography or fictional character. I’ve been thinking about the life experiences of Saartjie Baartman and Marilyn Monroe for some time. They lived in different worlds and different times. Yet the road they chose to escape their backgrounds, to become someone, make something of themselves, holds many similarities.

I hope the internet connection holds so I can follow up on comments and feedback.

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  1. […] and artist book maker sent me her artist book on Ned Kelly in return for the book I made about Saartjie Baartman and Marilyn Monroe. The theme of the collaboration was ‘Someone’; either a autobiography, biography or […]

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I make art, I read a lot and I'm now trying to write as well. Otherwise I belong to a cat by the name of Charlie that drives me nuts sometimes and other times makes me melt with love for her.

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