Contemporary Art Practice

Jodie Cumber

With an interest in traditional ‘women’s work’ and crafts, alongside feminism and craftivism, this body of work explores the traditional expectations of women in the home, taking inspiration from 70s aesthetic as some key areas of interest are the movement from women being restricted within these roles to the working women.

Part of the work has stemmed from an interest in the Ford Machinists who’s work was deemed unskilled, and taking inspiration from their fight for their labour to be recognized as skilled and for equal pay. There are also themes of the sexualization and objectification of women yet the taboo nature of women’s own sensuality, this body of work features some collages influenced by letters and interviews in Nancy Friday’s ‘My Secret Garden’.

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