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darksilenceinsuburbia:

Eliza Bennett

A Woman’s Work is Never Done

A series of photographic works titled ‘A Woman’s Work is Never Done’ Using my own hand as a base material, I considered it a canvas upon which I 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, which is traditionally employed to represent femininity and applying it to the expression of its opposite, I hope to challenge 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’. 

The technique, I recall first applying to my hand under a table during a home economics class in school. I was totally amazed to find that I could pass a needle under the top layers of skin without any pain, only a mild discomfort.  As with many childhood whims it passed and I hadn’t thought any more about it until quite recently when I decided to apply the process to my hand to make it appear calloused and work worn like that of a manual labourer. Some viewers consider the piece to be a feminist protest, for me it’s about human value. After all, there are many men employed in caring, catering, cleaning etc… all jobs traditionally considered to be ‘women’s work’. Such work is invisible in the larger society, with ‘A woman’s work’ I aim to represent it.  (artist statement)

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thetigerbeat:

British woman Harnaam Kaur started growing facial hair at 16 as a side effect of polycystic ovary syndrome. She tried waxing, shaving and bleaching before being baptised a Sikh, which forbids the cutting of body hair. Photograph: Brock Elbank/Barcroft Media

thetigerbeat:

British woman Harnaam Kaur started growing facial hair at 16 as a side effect of polycystic ovary syndrome. She tried waxing, shaving and bleaching before being baptised a Sikh, which forbids the cutting of body hair. Photograph: Brock Elbank/Barcroft Media

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artchipel:

Slevin Aaron (Poland) - Secret garden

The emotion photographer Slevin Aaron is dealing with photography for 7 years, creating photos for magazines, books covers, model agencies and many other projects: “It is what I love, the way in which I can show human emotions frozen in the one frame, and this is for me photography, feelings, emotions, nostalgy, happiness and sadness, love and betrayal, life! So I started to create my own world which is not only a reflection of the ideas in my head but also my feelings.”

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theonlymagicleftisart:

Multi-layered Illustrations by Gaia Alari

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Our Quarterly boxes are now $50 $30. The next box will include a hardcover photobook of Brandon C. Long's Polaroid photography and one lucky subscriber will receive a Polaroid camera and a pack of Impossible film: quarterly.co/art

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fyodorpavlov:

Exciting news - my website shop is live!! I’m clearing out a lot of original art, and many pieces are on sale. So if you ever wanted to own an original painting, do have a look and see if there is anything you like! It would make me very happy and help me feed my cat and pay the bills!

And if you would like prints - I have loads in my Society6 shop!

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rachelengland:

215/365 ten minute collage
Rachel England

rachelengland:

215/365 ten minute collage

Rachel England

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