After reviewing the work of Sue Williams and Cindy Sherman, I have identified some similarities with the work of Kurt Cobain and other artists from the search terms list. The similarity I found most compelling was their use of male figures to convey feminist ideas. In the past, many feminine statements seem to have been made by applying masculine characteristics to a female body, whereas these artists use a male body with female characteristics to convey a similar message. For instance, Sherman’s untitled #250 has a male head accompanied by female reproductive features in a distinctly unappealing fashion. I think this represents what grunge really is: taboo, gross, and intentionally unappealing. Williams takes a more traditional approach, using female bodies, but still uses the grotesque imagery in her art. For instance, irresistible uses a beaten female body with smeared make-up and short hair as a medium for displaying phrases that typically accompany abuse by males. Cobain, being male himself, takes an approach similar to Sherman by displaying himself in feminine adornments while still possessing distinctly male traits such as facial hair. This has, in many cases, an even stronger effect than a male-like female figure in dispelling the myth of the “perfect” cookie-cutter female figure. Other artists I explored employed similar imagery in their music videos, such as Soundgarden’s Black Hole Sun. This video employs overdone, campy imagery especially surrounding gender and societal norms in the setting of American suburbs. This music video was probably very popular because of the sensational imagery and just because the music is plain good, not to mention that the subject matter was and is very popular with young people. I think it is a tricky and often harmful thing to categorize art, but I guess this can be through of as “post-industrial” artwork. This clearly follows the industrial music we just studied, but has departed in the fact that it is no longer “anti-music” and has fewer synthetic elements. The music is much easier to listen to and even possesses some blues elements with call and response techniques and imperfect vocal tones.