Women in Fabric

These works explore the idea of voyeurism, the male gaze, and the prevalence of sexualised imagery of women in contemporary media. The forms within the compositions are originally
from newspapers, magazines, and social media sites, which uphold the idea of woman as passive object; existing for the purpose of being looked at.


This painting is a product of my attempt to dignify these images through the techniques that I use: I deliberately incorporate sewing and fabric to explore the cultural histories and crafts traditionally associated with women. Through these connotations, I work to empower the female body, reproducing it onto canvas through my own female gaze.

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