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Eliza Bennett
A Woman's Work is Never Done

Using her own hand as a base material, Eliza Bennett 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.

By using the technique of embroidery, traditionally employed to represent femininity and applying it to the expression of it’s opposite, the artist challenges the pre-conceived notion that ‘women’s work’ is light and easy. 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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