“Things considered typically feminine” 2006

Art portfolio- my work


The Pillow Book by Sei Shonangon is a collectionof her personal notes, written in the mid-Heian period of feminine venacular literature, and contains odd facts, stories from the past, and all sorts of other things, including the most trivial material.  Apart form the 164 lists, shonangon’s collection contains nature descriptions, diary entries, character sketches, and anecdotes.

Childbearing hips

Inspired by The Pillow book, I decided to make my own lists and translated them onto paper, through the use of found objects and the repetitive use of a photocopied image of a simplified woman.  This love of repetition is used as a deliberate stylistic device which I feel gives a particular rhythm or mood.

Hysteria- the word hysteriais apparently derived from the word hysterios, which according to the medical literature means womb, and thus considered a typically female condition

2 thoughts on ““Things considered typically feminine” 2006

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