Inside the Box

Year: 2023

Medium: Acrylic on Cotton Canvas

Dimensions: 27.5 x 27.5 ″


Several works of Ledig’s capture intimate moments of womanhood, highlighting the paradox of strength and vulnerability, and the sense of sisterhood shared between women. The painting Inside the Box is a personal piece for the artist, capturing the suffocating feeling of fitting certain expectations. She says she "[feels] like women are supposed to fill so many impossible roles and tick so many boxes. Being a good wife, partner, lover; a good mother, have a career, take care of the household, carry the mental load; be a good daughter and daughter in law; have a social life, take care of your body and your looks; be good company and don't be too loud, and don't take up too much space at the same time."