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My Art: Personal Identities in Art

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Clarissa Inglis
Floor Mops
L'artiste et son œuvre  |   L'étude de l'œuvre  |   Le patrimoine artistique et culturel
image of artwork
Clarissa Inglis, Tedious Chores Series: Laundry Soap 1979.
Steel, plastic, soap. 99.1 x 55.9 x 55.9 cm. Collection of CCAG.
image of artwork
Clarissa Inglis, Tedious Chores Series: Floor Mops 1979.
Steel, wood, cotton. 99.1 x 111.8 x 111.8 cm. Collection of CCAG.

Mots clés:

 sculpture
 gender
 stereotype
 feminism

Inglis is an artist with feminist concerns. Her table structures can be seen as a woman's protest against traditional, stereotyped women's roles within our culture. She is pointing out that the lives of women often consist of repetitive, endless household chores that only go noticed when they are not done. The tasks and chores also represent the denial of women's own power to be in charge of their own history and identity.


Like other artists concerned with the images and expectations that shape who we are, Inglis brings together personal identity and political aims. She states, "The simple and innocent objects that I use in my work are marked with anger, regret, and pain for me on a personal as well as a political level. Here the personal becomes a means of my expression." She wants to help change things through her art. She is making a political statement that women are not valued enough in our society and that stereotypes about what roles women and men play make this worse. She is bringing out a woman's point of view that is often hidden in history.