"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, traditionally employed to represent femininity and applying it to the expression of it’s 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’"
A woman’s work is never done
Stella-Bild (de la nada vida a la nada muerte), 2010
Mini Dv tapes on canvas
84 5/8 x 292 7/8 in.
5 December 1952 – 5 December 2013
I love your paintings Günther, rest in peace.
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