Eat Me   2012 

paper, ribbon and mirror

 

Size: w670 H800

 

I was inspired by a Japanese Christmas cake which typically has strawberries on top. Moreover only 'well-shaped strawberries' can be decorated on a cake. In the past, the term 'Christmas cake' was used to allude to unmarried women. Female over 25 years old was seen as a leftover cake after 25th December. This work enbodies female issues such as marriage, sexual objectification and stereo typical imageries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

日本のクリスマスケーキに着想を得た作品。かつて「クリスマスケーキ」という言葉は、「売れ残り」という意味で、25歳を過ぎた未婚の女性を表すのに使われていました。また、形の良い苺のみが上に飾られるという皮肉。女性を取り巻く問題 ― 結婚、性のモノ化、ステレオタイプなイメージなどを具象化した作品です。

 

 

 

 

 

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