Eliza Bennett

a_womans_work.2Eliza Bennett is an artist who uses her hands as the canvas and sews into them documenting them with photography. The work is called ” a woman’s work is never done.” She creates the appearance of an incredibly worn hand. By using embroidery which is traditionally employed to show femininity. She applies it to the expression of its opposite challenging the pre-conceived notion that “woman’s work” is light and easy. Her work shows how the effects of hard work from employment in low paid “ancillary” jobs like cleaning, catering, caring all traditionally considered to be women’s work. She is making a strong statement with these pieces showing how life is tough and how the effects of working hard has on the skin. I really like her work as she is using her own skin and adding to it to make this worn look.A+womans+work3

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