Maite Santos Alcocer

Our Baggage

Class of: 2025

Major: Integrated Design BFA

Medium: Combination of multiple media

Faculty: Ivan Eguire/ Juan Jose Robles

Prompt: Choose an alter ego and describe what made you want to become that.

For my alter ego I have decided to choose a more androgynous version of myself. This project circles around the baggage that comes with being seen as a woman in society. I am making a series of four skits and linocut designs that are printed on tote bags physically depicting the mental baggage that comes with walking through life being seen as a woman. The  rst skit represents the expectations of being a caregiver and the ungratefulness that comes with actually being one. The second one depicts the hyper-femininity that is pushed upon us since little kids and how it allows for minimal self expression. This project is ongoing and not fully finished but these are the products I have as of right now.