The Total Sum is You:


 Suppressed by the historical perception of a woman’s role in the home, I explore questionable positions, literally, of the female in relation to herself and her environment. Exposing vintage self help books including “Personality Unlimited” (Dengel), “The Hairdo Handbook” (Hanel) and Debbie Drakes “Easy Way to a Perfect Figure”, I isolate these awkward figures into a digital composition and confront the psychological expectations of traditional family norms - whether that be marriage, motherhood or domestic duty. Embroidered elements encroach on the melancholy scenes to imply overgrowth, suffocation and emerging hysteria. 

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