Natasja Mabesoone: Bernice Bobs Her Hair
Veva Leye, Harryette Mullen
Posture Editions, 2021
‘Bernice Bobs Her Hair’, a series by Belgian artist Natasja Mabesoone (born 1988), consists of layered soft ground etchings, combined with drawings and monotypes. The title is a nod towards a short Fitzgerald story about Bernice, who changes her approach to boys while visiting her niece Marjorie. The act of having her hair cut transforms her character into a real flapper, a liberated woman, and brings her to a new perception of femininity and womanhood.