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Artist Eliza Bennett Embroiders Her Own Hand

Artist Eliza Bennett takes embroidery to an almost shocking level with her work of art Woman's Work is Never Done.  Through a top layer of the skin in her palm, Bennett sews multicolored thread.  The embroidery pattern resembles a familiar pattern of callouses that develop in hands frequently put to difficult work.  However, beyond its initially shocking impact, Woman's Work is Never Done also carries a significant socio-political message.  Describing the work in her statement, Bennett says: "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 preconceived notion that ‘women’s work’ is light and easy." Seemore images of Eliza Bennett"s artwork after the jump.

Artist Eliza Bennett takes embroidery to an almost shocking level with her work of art Woman’s Work is Never Done.  Through a top layer of the skin in her palm, Bennett sews multicolored thread.  The embroidery pattern resembles a familiar pattern of callouses that develop in hands frequently put to difficult work.  However, beyond its initially shocking impact, Woman’s Work is Never Done also carries a significant socio-political message.  Describing the work in her statement, Bennett says:

“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 preconceived notion that ‘women’s work’ is light and easy.”

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