This blog has been set up to provide a forum to discuss the works included in Exit, Pursued by a Bear an exhibition put together by third year art students from IADT, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland. Each post contains an image and statement from one of the participants. Feel free to leave comments about the work.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Marjolein Wouters Self
Medium: mixed media: print, found objects, thread, wool, ink on paper.
Self explores the personal interests which influence my art practice. Taking extracts from a selection of the literature I have read, I am highlighting the domestic craft activities detailed within the extracts. These activities are traditional artistic work carried out primarily by women, including knitting, needlework and drawing. By illustrating the extracts through print and craft techniques, I'm emphasising the artistic abilities achieved by women while they were commonly excluded from the patriarchal world of art in the past. Each extract forms the page of a book and the book can be read in an alcove that provides the audience with an area to immerse themselves into the book.