MISS ASHLEY GIBBONS
Good Girl - 18" x 16" Hand-Embroidery
I work in fiber and fabric, with panties, lingerie, and embroidery. I stretch panties across a canvas that looks like an abstract painting, but is a feminine appropriation of the process of action painting. The lingerie is our intimate stories, our roles, the breadth of who we are. When stretched out of contortion they tell a herstory. I also embroider women and their parts, in a surrealistic style highlighting the gaze to sensual parts. I draw the relationship from women as subjects for art, gaze, and pleasure to the traditional roles of women's work as domestic, decorative, and craft. I merge the sensual disembodied parts with stitch work as part of women's work.