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Domestic Objects

Women's place is in the home; we've heard this over and over. There, surrounded by these objects, we have been domesticated from our wild or natural state to one more "beneficial." In the worst interpretation women are nothing more than objects themselves, property of their husbands. We have been thought to be appeased with gifts of domestic items, fine china, tchotchkes, vases, etc. Sexist ads over the decades have told husbands to buy their wives these things to keep them placated and willing to do their duty in the home and in the bedroom. My ceramic sculptures explore these associations of objects to women. Each piece refers to a style of domestic object, often ceramic, and brings up associations with it. Some tell more of a story with words or images. They work as portraits with no face, as much every woman as any woman.

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