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Queen V, 2017

Queen V


Fabric, Embroidery, Wood, Hollow Fibre Stuffing, Expanding Foam, Liquid Latex, Washing Line, Wire, Chair, Acrylic Paint.

Around 300cm x 250cm x 300cm (Installation Size Varies).


Queen V. A large Vulva.

She is sitting in a chair. Personified.

Is the chair her throne?


Pink is 'Feminine'. Feminine is weak?

Gold is Supreme. 

She is Powerful. 


She is half the population, No matter the Race, Religion, Ability...

She is half of us.

She is Powerful. 

She is Powerful. 'She' is Empowered.

The colours used create a conceptual contrast with one another, as gold is powerful and supreme while pink traditionally displays femininity. The gold could also be seen as representing the fact that half the population of humanity has a vulva, no matter the ethnicity and race of the person. The latex sheets could initially be viewed as symbols for palace tapestries but on closer inspection, since I have used a washing line, they become laundry items. This is to represent how a woman could have a high status in society but still be looked down upon by patriarchal standards. The title is used as a juxtaposition to what this scene is visually compared to what it means conceptually.  

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