Eat Cake Like a Boss
Oil on paper
41 x 31cm
Rachael is a visual artist specialising in painting, drawing and collage. Her work focuses on the idea of how the female form is portrayed in contemporary culture focusing on advertising, the media and celebrity culture.
“This painting shows Beyonce in the position if Tina Turner's album cover, Private Dancer. The text, "EAT CAKE LIKE A BOSS," refers to Beyoncé identifying as a modern day feminist but shorty after preceeded to rap along with Jay-Z's lyric "I'm Ike Turner, turn up/Baby know I don't play/Now eat the cake, Anna Mae", a reference to a moment of domestic abuse displayed in the Tina Turner biopic What's Love Got To Do With It when Ike forced Tina (who was born Anna Mae) to eat cake by shoving it into her face, and proceeded to assault an employee who tried to help her."