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Eliza Bennett - A Woman's Work - Hand Embroidery
"Using my own hand as a base material, I considered it a canvas upon which I stitched into the top layer of skin using thread to create the appearance of an incredibly work worn hand. By using the technique of embroidery, traditionally employed to represent femininity and applying it to the expression of it’s opposite, I hope to challenge the pre-conceived notion that ‘women’s work’ is light and easy." -- Eliza Bennett, 'A Woman's Work Is Never Done,' 2011. (http://elizabennett.co.uk/)
The artist becomes the artwork in this new piece by Eliza Bennett called “A Woman’s Work Is Never Done.” Using the palm of her hand as her canvas, Bennett stitched the top layer of her skin with colorful thread aiming to create the image of an incredibly work-worn hand
For the artist Eliza Bennett, her flesh is her medium; in embroidering her palm with thick threads, she hopes to explore the ways in which we view gender roles. Her hand, swollen and bruised by her own careful work, is titled “A Woman’s Work Is Never Done,” and her gruesomely precise handiwork serves to remind the viewer of the strife of women laborers, many of whom are paid far less than their male counterparts.
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