Green goddess (armour study).
- Physical Description:
- 1 photograph : lambda c-type photograph with silk-thread hand embroidery and natural specimens ; 41 x 31 cm, in mat 61 x 51 cm
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsFolio B 2018 11cYale Center for British Art, acquired with funds from the Bequest of Daniel S. KalkAccessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- Related Content:
- View catalog record for: Fairbrother, Jessa. Conversations with my mother.
- "This particular piece of work began during the same time I was making Conversations with my mother in 2013 but I put it aside and came back to it a few years later--it seemed to be about something different in tone. It shows some of my early thoughts about armour [a new project], where I began to embellish the face with markings to mimic helmets. This wasn't right for the book, which [was] about my mother and I being at our most vulnerable and having no defenses at all ... My practice strongly revolves around the use of archetypes and how they permeate our everyday actions ... I [have spent] a long time thinking about the role of Mother--what it has meant to lose mine and how I cannot inhabit this role myself. I suspect much of my armour work that [has] followed Conversations with my mother is concerned with the Warrior archetype: literally defending myself against the role I cannot be, and against future narratives that are imposed upon me."--Artist's statement.
Title from artist's certificate of authenticity.
- Subject Terms:
- Armor.Botanical specimens.Fairbrother, Jessa.Grief in art.Vulnerability (Personality trait)Women in natural history.
Chromogenic color prints.
Embroidery (visual works)
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