Marilyn 1999

Typical of my current work practice, Marilyn comments on the social construction of the feminine. According to Frigga Hauge, “female sexualisation…[is a] complex and intricate process by which women learn to please others, to attract the male glance and gaze. Female sexualisation….is ultimately concerned with achieving the right body parts - with the right hair, breasts, legs and behaviour - the right walk, the right eye movements. Female desire, then is socially constructed as the passive complement of male desire rather than as a distinctly female ‘I want’.”

Cast glass, perspex, potato
32 cm(H) x 12 cm(W) x 12 cm(D)
Photo credit; I Hobbs