My lady butterflies
In my work I am exploring the nature of women’s existence; the variety of forces that impact both women’s perception of themselves and their ambitions. I will work with women from different communities and, through the exploration of art, establish both their differences and similarities, creating work that represents the common ground that all women experience. I will see how much this has changed though the generations and how much is still embedded in their perception through culture and upbringing.
The outcome of this project is monochromatic work, created from repeated patterns in fine liner in order to create butterflies – symbol of beauty and inspiration. I am investigating the repetition of everyday tasks that women must constantly do on order to be beautiful, stylish and career-driven in today’s world, as well as embodying many of the more traditional values in the home. All these tasks are difficult and time-consuming, reflected in the intricate nature of the patterns.
This work was a part of Crocus Gallery Nottingham Open Exhibition 2012.