Tumblrs, please do the same as I have and share a picture of yourselves with the hash tag #backalleybobby in protest of Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s signing of HB388. This bill will potentially shut down 4 out of 5 of Louisiana’s abortion clinics, leaving only one, in North Louisiana.
This is the easiest way for you to help us in the fight! Thank you!
Using my own hand as a base material, I considered it a canvas upon which I stitched into the top layer of skin using thread to create the appearance of an incredibly work worn hand. By using the technique of embroidery, traditionally employed to represent femininity and applying it to the expression of it’s opposite, I hope to challenge the pre-conceived notion that ‘women’s work’ is light and easy. Aiming to represent the effects of hard work arising from employment in low paid ancillary jobs such as cleaning, caring, and catering, all traditionally considered to be ‘women’s work’.