Lipstick was initiated from an interest in exploring how an overtly gendered object might function differently within different images. I intended for the project to fully confront viewers with how they are gendering the object in order to provoke questions about why visual gender assignment occurs, as well as how gender perceptions have been influenced by mass visual culture. I was simultaneously interested in producing images that, when shown together, would be subversive towards the dominant narrative within our mass cultural domain of images.