Am I Your Muse
This body of work critiques sexist ideals that objectify and hyper-sexualise the feminine body. Through studying femininity and the form of the body, treating it as a sculptural piece and contorting its form, this work presents feminine bodies as unsexualised objects. Questioning the normalisation of objectification when feminine bodies are sexualised, as when the sexual element has been removed, these figures are perceived as distorted, abstract or odd. Society commoditises women and benefits us with value when we are perceived as the 'correct' level of sexual by the patriarchal eye. The feminine body is multifarious; she can contort and become much more than the eye is trained to expect that she is capable of being viewed as.
Hannah Goldsmith • Poppy Gooch • Erin Hanlon • Chloe Henry • Shannon Kenny • Heather McGuinness • Chloe Pothecary •