a young woman, made up with flowers and ribbons in her hair to go out. On her skin is written / machine stitched a quote by John Berger from his book, 'Ways of seeing'
"a woman must continually watch herself, she is always accompanied by her own image of herself. From early childhood she has been taught to survey herself all the time. And so she comes to consider the surveyor and the surveyed within her as the two constituent, yet always distinct elements of her identity as a woman. She has to survey everything she is and everything she does, because how she appears to men is of crucial importance of what is normally thought of as the success of her life. Her own sense of being in herself is supplanted by a sense of being apprechiated as herself by another"
made using different materials and techniques, such as, quilting, free motion embroidery, handstitching, fabric manipulation, inktence
This work is professionally framed in a white/grey washed wooden frame by The Island Gallery, Easton Portland