David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
1850 Star Chart
Acrylic and oil on canvas
70 x 50 cm
’Three Figures Shot’ - 1944 - Robert Motherwell (1915–1991)
Childe Hassam - Rainy Night (1895)
Empty Silent London by Photographer Corrado Chiozzi Taken on Christmas Day, The Only Day of the Year Where the Capital Is Silent.
Eliza Bennett - A woman’s work is never done, 2011
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. Aiming to represent the effects of hard work arising from employment in low paid ancillary jobs such as cleaning, caring, and catering, all traditionally considered to be ‘women’s work’.