Hand Embroidery

The hand embroidery art of Eliza Bennett. She explains on her site:

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’.
     Posted By: Alex - Fri Feb 28, 2014
     Category: Art

Ewwww! You know, if she were using a blade to get that effect, she'd be involuntarily committed.
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 02/28/14 at 10:31 AM
My thoughts ran along those lines too, Scottie.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/28/14 at 10:37 AM
Yeah. You might want to avoid being near mental health or for that matter any health professional. They'll be wanting to evaluate you and I'm betting it'll get official.
Posted by Rodney on 02/28/14 at 11:14 AM
She shoulda used duct tape!
Posted by tadchem on 02/28/14 at 02:00 PM
I was a bit surprised when I went to her site that the explanation didn't start: "Well I was drunk and bored one day, so..."
Posted by Captain DaFt on 02/28/14 at 06:04 PM
That's just sick looking. What a screwball.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/28/14 at 07:58 PM
NOT the kind of hand job I was thinking about. Ewwwww
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 03/01/14 at 08:50 AM
Pretentious pseudo-feminist twaddle from an attention-seeking freak. If you want to harm yourself, feel free, but don't pretend that it's the fault of the patriarchy or a form of repression-expression. It's not. It's just proof that you're a nutcase.
Posted by Richard Bos on 03/01/14 at 08:58 AM
Yeah but what do you really think Richard? 😉
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/01/14 at 07:26 PM
What I really think is that she's an insult to women's lib.
Posted by Richard Bos on 03/02/14 at 06:26 AM
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