"You know Picasso drew fast, he could draw a dove in 16 seconds" "But to do it in 16 seconds it took 6 decades of practice, technical skill is not enough, it’s never enough. He had to master the masters, before he was able to abandon what he learned and become Picasso."
Using my own hand as a base material, I considered it a canvas upon which I stitched into the top layer of skin using thread to create the appearance of an incredibly work worn hand. By using the technique of embroidery, traditionally employed to represent femininity and applying it to the expression of it’s opposite, I hope to challenge the pre-conceived notion that ‘women’s work’ is light and easy. Aiming to represent the effects of hard work arising from employment in low paid ancillary jobs such as cleaning, caring, and catering, all traditionally considered to be ‘women’s work’.
Kaaba:the black stone is a Muslim object of reverence, which according to Islamic traditions dates back to the time of Adman and Eve. It is the eastern cornerstone of the Kaaba, the ancient Sacred Stone towards which Muslims pray in the center of the Grand Mosque in Mecca