Deborah Paauwe

Deborah Paauwe (b. 1972) investigates identity and gender roles and the blurred boundary between being a girl and being a woman. Often it takes a moment to decipher the age of her subject because the usual clues lie hidden behind a confection of brightly coloured vintage dresses, bows, feathers and sequins. Paauwe’s models’ faces are never seen, they can stand for anyone’s wife, mother, sister or daughter.