Mind Your Language
Mind Your Language I and II
75 cm diameter
These 2 round quilts are part of my work which examines gender stereotyping. Our physical appearance plays an important role in the way others treat us and how we view ourselves, but this is only part of the story. The words we use to describe ourselves and others also strongly influence our lives and encourage certain gender-specific behaviour from a very young age. If we are more careful about the language we choose to use then perhaps we can make more progress in improving gender equality too.
I chose to make each quilt circular to reflect the way the language we use goes round and round, reinforcing gender stereotypes and holding back true gender equality.
Mind Your Language toured Europe with the SAQA Wide Horizons VI exhibition.