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Femininity Embroidered (Series)


Kristen Elizabeth Donoghue-Stanford

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Femininity Embroidered is an exploration between the societal associations of what is considered to be masculine and feminine labour. Through the organic burnout process, Donoghue-Stanford’s embroidered “woman’s work” is transformed and re-birthed into bronze, casted into immortality. The words stitched into each piece are absurd synonyms of the word Femininity. In bronze, the words have no meaning and highlights the ridiculous association patriarchal society has with showcasing femininity as something easy to break rather than strong. Through these labour intensive processes, the work celebrates feminine labour and all that women really are, rather than what we believe them to be.