when i first saw that photo i wasn't sure exactly what i was looking at.
first glance all i saw was a callused hand but something wasn't right.. is that thread??
i couldn't imagine why someone would do that to their own hand? willing sew right through the top layer of your skin, ouchies. right?
eliza bennett is an artist who deliveries a strong statement through her work of art 'woman's work is never done' by embroidering her skin to purposely look like calluses.
she used embroidery a skill that antiquatedly represents feminity and applied it to the opposite by boldy displaying her hard worked hand. eliza decided to do this to hopefully challenge the idea that a women's work is easy and delicate.
any person who has had a strong female role model in their life knows just how untrue those words are.
isn't that just amazing? the dedication, her thoughtfulness, those photos. that's what art is exactly supposed to do.. move you.
my family consists of a lot of tough, hard working, and callused hand women.
i aim to earn my own.
thanks for letting me share.