Not For the Faint of Heart: Eliza Bennett’s ‘Woman’s Work is Never Done’

Not For the Faint of Heart: Eliza Bennett’s ‘Woman’s Work is Never Done’

Hand embroidery … literally.

Not For the Faint of Heart: Eliza Bennett's 'Woman’s Work is Never Done'

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.” — Eliza Bennett

Read more about Eliza’s project at Hi-Fructose.





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3 Comments

  1. Alison Perkins

    Owie! Isn’t there a better way to make a point? I certainly hope she sterilized her needles and the embroidery thread.

    Reply
  2. Venessa

    I’m an artist and I understand self expression, but this just makes me think about mental illness and hopeshe gets some help.

    Reply
  3. Lois

    Begs the question…WHY? Ditto on the sterilization!

    Reply

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