Sarah Jeffries MA (RCA)
In light of the 100th anniversary of votes for women, I have decided to share this collection of work from 2010 and 2012.
This series was originally created during the 200th anniversary of the first publication of the Brother's Grimm tales. After reading alot of these tales there seems to be an overall theme running through these fantastical imaginings - of save the 'weak' girl or woman.
Even after two hundred years of the Brothers Grimm tales remaning in our consciousness, young girls still aspire to look like a princess and young boys often think of girls as being weak. And not many women go out into nature on their own, at night. This body of work plays around with notions of persona and explores other possible role reversals.
'Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.' Mary Wollstonecraft
Lady Leaf, 2010 oil on board, 80x60cm.
Deep in the Forest, 2011, mixed media box installation, 34x47x34cm, 2011.
She's Wild, 2010, mixed media box installation, 34x47x32cm
Lady Leaf, 2010, mixed media box installation, 34x47x32cm.
Red Riding Hood, 2010, mixed media box installation, 36x35x56cm.
Deep Inside The Forest, 2011, oil on board, 96x119cm.
Red Riding Hood, 2010, oil on board, 80x60cm.
Fallen Women, 2012, oil on log, 18 x 20cm.
By a Stream, 2012, oil on log, 23 x 20cm.
Pink Gloves, 2012, oil on log, 28 x 20cm.