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Handmaids Series

After reading Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, I began to see more and more juxtapositions between the dystopian world of her creation, and things and attitudes taking shape in the here and now. By working with this series, I seek to explore the ways in which misogyny attempts to define women, and the ways of subverting that very thing. By working with needlepoint, I seek to create an intimate conversation between what is seen from past times as “women’s work”, reclaiming that notion by using it as a way to create my own narrative.

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Handmaid #1: Faith, 2012

 

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Handmaid #1: Faith, Detail, 2012

 

 

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Handmaid #1: Faith, Detail, 2012

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Handmaid #2: was bound but now am free, 2013


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Handmaid #2: was bound but now am free (detail), 2013

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Handmaid #2: was bound but now am free (detail), 2013

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Handmaid #3: The Return of the Word Swoon, 2014


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Haindmaid #3: The Return of the Word Swoon (detail), 2014

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Handmaid #3: The Return of the Word Swoon (detail), 2014

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This entry was posted on May 26, 2014 by in needlecraft and tagged , , .
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