PERSPECTIVE

2015  :  33 x 43cm  :  cotton thread on cotton calico

 

Part of REMOH

REMOH is a project stemming from a lifelong interest in Ancient Greek mythology. Using the often overlooked female characters from these stories, new (often tongue-in-cheek) interpretations are put forward, pondering modern female identity, relationships and sexuality.

Perspective depicts Arachne, who challenged Athena to a tapestry contest. Her arrogance in thinking she could beat Athena (which in fairness she did) caused the goddess to get so angry she tore up Arachne's work. Arachne hung herself in grief at the goddess' rejection and in pity Athena turned her into a spider.