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)
Vogue Paris March 1973
Susan Moncur & unknown by Sarah Moon
One of my irrational fears is getting captioned as “unknown”
The “before” picture!! x10
In 1967, Kathrine Switzerwas the first woman to enter and complete the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry. She registered under the gender-neutral name of “K.V. Switzer”. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” however, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire Marathon. These photographs taken of the incident made world headlines.
Behind the Scenes for Details’ March 2014 Cover Shoot
Behind the Fashion Issue–After unveiling their March 2014 cover, which is entirely dedicated to…
Quitting is a sign of a flexible job market. 2.4 million people quit last November—here’s how it breaks down by industry.
I’m so happy that I quit in November and could be included in this data set.
"People who actually work in the city, and I’m talking about normal people, like teachers and policeman and firemen and city workers and shop-owners—they can’t live here.
They can’t live here because this place has been overrun by crazy money that’s being tossed around like sacks of bananas to people who are ‘solving’ shit that doesn’t solve any real problem for any real human being except coming up with shit like $150 smoke detectors for rich people. And it’s turned what used to be a fucking magnificent city into a bedroom community for the Peninsula.”