On the Shoulders of Giants
'On the Shoulders of Giants' is a celebration of the diverse forms that femininity takes in real life. Often feminist art is confrontingly aggressive. While that is valuable, this work attempts something different, emphasising how ordinary women live out everyday life, while influencing those around them. Each unique woman in this work has greatly impacted my life, shaping my own femininity. The dress in the photos represents this through places key for both myself and the women around me. The textile medium itself is traditionally feminine, recognising femininity and its contribution to what it means to be human.