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.