Artist Statement

The starting point for this body of work was the female form which has progressed into looking specifically at the vagina. The materials in which I have worked with reference traditionally feminine duties within the domestic space as well as crafts which would usually serve a functional purpose.

1970’s feminist artists, such as Hannah Wilke and Louise Bourgeois’ works were propaganda for gender equality and this is something that has influenced my recent work. I became more interested in looking at gender equality when reading news items about women’s rights being effected.

Specific works which have influenced my own practice include: Hannah Wilke’s San Antonio Rose (1966), Laundry Lint (1973), Sweet Sixteen (1978), Louise Bourgeois’ Janus Fleuri (1968) and Jennifer Ling Datchuk’s Tie (2008).



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