Collection: Charlotte Hicks

“Woman…stands in patriarchal culture as signifier for the male other, bound by a symbolic order in which man can live out his phantasies and obsessions through linguistic command by imposing them on the silent image of woman still tied to her place as a bearer of meaning, not maker of meaning”. Laura Mulvey, 1975. 

I am concerned with the idea of voyeurism and the male gaze, and how frequently we see sexualised images of women in contemporary media. Within my practice, I create forms that are originally from newspaper, magazine and Instagram images that I come across, which seem to uphold this idea of the woman as a passive object; existing for the purpose of being looked at. 

I explore this concept through a variety of media, such as sewing, collage, printing and painting. My current work, which focuses predominantly on sewing, establishes a process of “covering up” the image with layers of fabric and paint. Through this, I explore the cultural histories and crafts traditionally associated with women, using these historical connotations to dignify and empower the body, manipulating and reproducing the images through my own female gaze.

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  • Bachelor Party
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  • Lipstick Lips
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