pvc, satin, foam, galvanised iron, digital print
55 x 47 x 17cm (bag unit) 100 x 67cm (digital print)
human hair, net, cotton, digital print
97 x 34 x 12 cm (hair unit), 100 x 67cm (digital print)
The latest series smother explores the different ways myths of motherhood and mothering are constructed and represented in the media. baggage, as the name suggests, has associations of weight, load and transference, as well as psychological connotations of past emotional encumbrance. This piece responds to the objectification of child as accessory, the positioning of the child as another prop and extension of the mother’s taste and style (as often occurs with media depictions of famous people with their offspring). The commodification and proliferation of people as product.