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embroidered hand sculpture by eliza bennett

Artist Eliza Bennett‘s self-inflicted “sculpture” is definitely not the prettiest thing to look at, and in fact it is quite gross. Eliza used her own palm as a canvas and created embroidery patterns by putting thread through her skin. Titled A Woman’s Work is Never Done, the sculpture seeks to challenge the traditional notions of female role and femininity.

There are jobs that are traditionally marked for females, and wear the belief of being comparatively easy. The worn out hand that the sculpture represents is a challenge to such beliefs. It is a testament to unceasing work, and a message against low paying jobs like cleaning, caring, and catering, all of whom are generally thought to be gender specific towards women.

Via designboom