Artist Eliza Bennett takes embroidery to an almost shocking level with her work of art Woman’s Work is Never Done. Through a top layer of the skin in her palm, Bennett sews multicolored thread. The embroidery pattern resembles a familiar pattern of callouses that develop in hands frequently put to difficult work. However, beyond its initially shocking impact, Woman’s Work is Never Done also carries a significant socio-political message. Describing the work in her statement, Bennett says:
“By using the technique of embroidery, traditionally employed to represent femininity and applying it to the expression of it’s opposite, I hope to challenge the preconceived notion that ‘women’s work’ is light and easy.”
via Hi-Fructose (link takes you to their tumblr).
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110x70 - black and white plywood - black rough threads - black nails