My oil paintings of the female body are an explortaion into the historical injustices against both women and nature. I am esecailly interested in how these relate to each other. The connection between women and nature goes back centuries, as does the prioritisation of ‘masculine’ society over ‘feminine’ nature. From my dissertation, the story of Adam and Eve is reflective of the social practices both during the renaissance and continued to modern day. Eve was a representation of female humanity, and her act gave men the excuse to look down upon, condemn, and even discriminate against practically all the women in their lives. By reclaiming the image of my body and drawing parallels between its submissive form and the pliancy of mother nature’s, I aim to reassert the importance of ecofeminism and the role the female body plays in our perception of Earth’s value.
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