Something More Than This

Analog process
Cotton thread on toned gelatin silver prints 10" x 10"
2018 to 2020

In this three-part series the subject is challenged with household tasks, a distracted mind, and a determination to change. Everywoman is embroidered directily to the photographic paper detailing her activity, which at first are the chores she is pressured to carryout. Pressured by society? status? gender? The thought that there is something more than this pulls her away in daydreams and musings until she finds herself carried away. 

Part I

Everywoman is involved with random chores usually given to women and girls. By pointing to the term "women's work" as has been quoted and discussed in various books on homemaking and housewifery, this section comments on the thankless tasks bestowed to women and questions the authenticity of such stereotyping tasks. 

Part II

This section shows Everywoman escaping, both mentally and physically, from the drudgery of the monotonous work of keeping a home. Maybe she feels confined, is overwhelmed by her private thoughts, or thinks there is something more than this... It is time for her to explore. Below are links to Everywoman's thoughts from individual photographs in this section. 

The Reflection
Squinty and Hot

Part III

work in progress...