Legs

These pieces are a series of manipulated screen prints, incorporating painting, printing
techniques and collage.


Again, taking influence from comedian and writer Marcia Belsky’s site
www.headlesswomenofhollywood.com, I explore the universally recognisable leg motif: a
symptom of the prominent male gaze that is so prevalent in Hollywood and contemporary
media.


Often used as a frame for the faces of male protagonists, these legs signify the sexualisation
and fragmentation of women’s bodies for the purpose of “selling” a film or product. These
pieces work to bring a bigger focus to these legs, which so often go unnoticed due to the
saturation of this type sexualised imagery.

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