August 31, 2018

Why should I hide it?

Erin Barclay

The figure represents the feeling of finally feeling at ease with the skin you’re in. The material conveys the feeling of society’s judgement playing on your mind. Women have been policed for far too long on what to wear and how to act in order to get respect and this piece demonstrates the feeling of caution women often experience when wearing clothes in fear of judgement. Short skirts don’t mean “asking for it”; just the same as big jumpers don’t mean “prude”. This is an important issue because the last thing we want is to raise the next generation with the impression that only certain clothes warrant respect, when this is definitely not the case. My body is not a secret.

Charcoal figure drawing, which was then photocopied with a piece of mesh material on top, and printed in blue. A4 sized.