Political Slogans and Flower Magick: If you cut off my reproductive choice, can I cut off yours?
- Art Funded
- 71.1 x 142.2 x 22.9 cm
- Susanne Vielmetter
Bowers plays up the centrality of visual strategies to non-violent protest through the craft-like nature of her piece. BowersÂ’s work is immediately appealing, almost decorative, in a way that disarms the viewer. On closer inspection, though, we see that individual flowers are embedded with found objectsÂ—political buttons. While certainly a work on paper, Political Slogans and Flower Magick is a dimensional drawing. Cut, folded and shaped with consummate skill, it gestures to the politicised role that handicrafts have played throughout time, but most specifically in relation to the feminist movements that are BowersÂ’s primary concern. This work was presented by the Art Fund through Art Fund International.