expressions and explorations of female pleasure
Woman's Work is a reflection on the importance of self care and self pleasure from the female experience. The project integrates embroidery and sewing, historically a feminine and gender-specific pastime, with the personal act of self-stimulation. Using quotes taken from vintage sewing manuals - dating from the 1910's to the 1950's - the project weaves together lessons in leisure, desire, pleasure and expectation. The message aims to stimulate and engage the viewer with questions of a woman's responsibility to herself - of how she understands her body, of how she explores her desires, and of how she experiences her pleasure - through this series of intimate snapshots.