Sunday, 17 May 2015


This post talks of my piece called 'HAVE A HEART'

 I am making the entire piece, including headdress, top, skirt and feet
The material being used almost throughout is rubber and ill tell you why I have chosen to use it and the symbolism behind it.
I am inspired by the female surrealists and have looked at three emotionally and visually provoking women in an earlier post.
                                       Sculpt for prosthetic/SFX 'Scarification'

By creating this piece:   I am requesting a conscious awareness and emotional responsibility in how you view what you are being visually fed through fashion, film, culture and media.

Do you collaborate with negative objectification of women and other minority communities?

My design- Charcoal on paper

Materials I will be using
Beach ball
Bicycle inner tubes
Air  brush 
Head band

Why have I chosen to use rubber?
The rubber Trade

žThe rubber tree grew in profusion in the Amazon, South America. The rubber trade was known as the ‘rubber rush’. Entrepreneurs and fortune-seekers set off from Europe to yield the benefits of this new material.

 Some researchers tried to estimate the loss of indigenous people in Peru and Brazil alone to be around 250,000  lives.

The material is relevant to the piece, in that in a similar way to the objectification of women, the history of this material -rubber, and the history of how the rubber traders viewed the indigenous peoples  in ‘master-savage’ terms, reinforced a superiority position over ‘the other’ and with it a justification for slavery. 
Similarly,  negative female objectification can be cruel, violent and destructive.                       The objectified vs the person

I have also been looking at:

                  Vision, perception and awareness


.the act or power of sensing with the eyes; sight.

2.the act or power of anticipating that which will or may come to be:prophetic vision; the vision of an entrepreneur. experience in which a personage, thing, or event appears vividly orcredibly to the mind, although not actually present, often under theinfluence of a divine or other agency:a heavenly messenger appearing in a vision.
Compare hallucination (def 1).

4.something seen or otherwise perceived during such an experienc e


Perception is the organization, identification, and interpretation of sensory information. It is not the passive receipt of sensory signals, it is shaped by learningmemoryexpectation  as well as culture, society and environment.


Awareness is the ability to perceive, to feel, or to be conscious of events, objects, thoughts, emotions, or sensory patterns.[1] In this level of consciousness, sense data can be confirmed by an observer without necessarily implying understanding. More broadly, it is the state or quality of being aware of something. In biological psychology, awareness is defined as a human's or an animal's perception and cognitive reaction to a condition or event.

Bibliography for all research 

ž, (2015). 'In Wonderland' celebrates female surrealist artists | Women's Views on News. [online] Available at: [Accessed 12 May 2015], (2015).
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ž, (2015). Exhibition themes: Portrait/Self Portrait | Manchester Art Gallery: Angels of Anarchy, Women Artists and Surrealism. [online] Available at: [Accessed 12 May 2015].
žFrida khalo quote :, (2015). Frida Kahlo Quotes | Quotes For Life. [online] Available at: [Accessed 12 May 2015].
Frida khalo-, (2015). Roots, 1943 by Frida Kahlo. [online] Available at: [Accessed 12 May 2015].
Louis Bourgeois
žThe Art Story, (2015). Louise Bourgeois Biography, Art, and Analysis of Works. [online] Available at: [Accessed 12 May 2015].
Images- The Art Story, (2015). Louise Bourgeois Biography, Art, and Analysis of Works. [online] Available at: [Accessed 12 May 2015].
Claude Cahun, (2015). Claude Cahun: The surreal deal - Telegraph. [online] Available at: [Accessed 12 May 2015].
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Perception- Wikipedia, (2015). Perception. [online] Available at: [Accessed 12 May 2015].
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  1. Well done on your presentation of this at the HND Show last night. Beautiful work, good luck for the future

  2. Thank you so much Julia, I really appreciate it especially from someone like you. All my best


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