As a woman I have experienced systematic objectification, I have used my experiences to create feminist artworks through a personal context. Photography embodies my reaction to objectification; this manifested into deliberate wrapping of the body…the audience are denied of the female form. ‘Dust to Dust’ includes ceramic objects that embody the metaphorical skin that I have shed. Imprinted patterns emulate a ceremonial release of the effects of objectification- I have grown to accept myself. Personal growth and healing is woven throughout the artwork, highlighting objectification. The audience are invited to engage with my grief and growth; inspiring new thinking.
Hand sculpted ceramic flowers, fired to incinerate the contained letters and imprinted hessian- installed and hung around viewer. Photography on site using wrapping of human forms. Slip used to cover/coat fabric and letters that were then fired and pieces hung.