Exploring the politics of domesticity and female identity, painting projects often use bitumen paint as a metaphor for fluidity and failure. 'Assujetisement' specifically references historical friezes by painting 'masters' that personified women as virtues and used the female form as symbols of learning at a time when women did not have even have access to education. The playful gestures of these mothers and women bely their lives of drudgery and fixity. We celebrate women's equality yet we have a long way to go.
The images shown are of the work in progress and in its final form and final resting place when it was purchased for a women's organisation.
Media: Bitumen dripped onto canvas with oil colour. Framed.