My upcoming body of work will address the same concepts I was working with last semester, the body, gender and built environment, and applying them to new forms. I want to utilize structures that relate directly to the body in their function. I intend to make a set of chairs that not only reference the body but also femininity. These bodily chairs will personify different aspects of female sexuality as well as address how women are at the mercy of the way they are defined sexually when they trying to find a place in our society. I am also interested in exploring these concepts in conjunction with the history of the chair as part of the architecture of the hierarchical society we exist in (thrones, head of the table).
My commencement exhibition work will consist of an installation of furniture. My current body of work is dealing with beauty and the power play it inspires in all of us as well as the hierarchy that sexuality and motherhood creates for women in our patriarchal society. . There will be a long table with one desirable chair at each head of the table and the undesirable chairs seated at the sides, in the less powerful positions. In my mid-term critique I will be showing three of the six chairs, their names are “Hairy”, “Blemish”, and “Mother.”
So there you have that. ALSO, thanks to my wonderful parents, I got a new camera! It takes incredible pictures, and I am going to be re-shooting a lot of my work next week, and probably the Mother Chair tonight. Stay with me.