A WOMAN’S WORK IS NEVER DONE
Eliza Bennet is an English artist and fashion designer, she graduated from Middlesex University choosing a course that placed emphasis on concept and the creation of ideas.
In “A Woman’s Work is Never Done”, she used her own hand as a base material, she considered it a canvas upon which she stitched into the top layer of skin using thread to create the appearance of an incredibly work worn hand. Embroidery is traditionally employed to represent femininity, she used it to challenge the pre-conceived notion that ‘women’s work’ is light and easy, as she said- “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.”
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