UDDERLY | 2018
Inspired by the miniature chairs and stools used for milking cows, I have created a series of small sculptural works that revolve around the chair as a metaphor for authority. The focus is on the chair or stool as a symbol of power and control.
To explore women’s authority, I use various found chairs, including enamel baths, to remove the uddered female body from the position of being milked and place it in a position of authority. By giving them “a seat at the table” or even to be on the chair and metaphorically being the milker instead of being milked for once, I aim to subvert traditional power dynamics and challenge gender roles.