My project titled: Unfettered explores the theme of fathers raising daughters ... the premise being a father who gives freedom and unconditional love brings up women who know they’re equal to men, confronting societal norms seen to affect children after the age of six. “Understanding the malleability of attitudes towards gender norms is important for tackling gender inequality at its roots.”
Just as I’ve interrogated motherhood myths in my 2000 ‘Shedding Skin’ series, I feel I'm making speculative notions of how a father/daughter relationship effects female development, specifically in the way she relates to men. Sourcing images from my own archive, I have used collage to explore the perceived voids and places of distress that occur in the female psyche when the father daughter attachment is insecure.
My current practice has been centered around attachments, the psychology and space around our first relationship and how it impacts our future self.