Femininity and the Art of Contraception
'Femininity and the Art of Contraception', 2018 explores the social expectations of femininity associated with birth control. By focusing the female body, I have explored ideas surrounding the male-gaze and governing control. In my work I have structured the portrayals of a woman in combination with items such as fish, lemons and pomegranates which have all acted as historic birth control methods, prior to the introduction to the pill in the 1960's. My portraits aim to reflect the extents to which women would go to for control over their birth control methods, whilst being structured around the idea of social expectations of the idealised feminine form.
Alice Armfield • Eleanor Carver • Hannah Collins • Remi Frederick • Sophie Jarrett • Nemo Macharia • Martyna Madej • Iliyan Marinov • JJ Potter • Max Smith •