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Housewives and heroines

stiffened lace 80x100x10cm

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Made from lace of three different colors, I have fashioned the delicate fabric

into a series of translucent masks, all based on the face of my daughter. Through the repetition, I am suggesting that we each embody multi-faceted personalities and that every day we begin anew. There are cultural associations to the colors:
White designates purity, weddings, shrouds; Red is associated with sex, danger, blood; and Black can signify maturity, religious extremism or death. I like the idea that the Heroine and the Housewife are one and the same person.

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