ooJUNE - A Woman's Life


A washing line to symbolise woman's domestic entrapment is hung with beautifully crafted miniature clothing. A tiny banner with Shirley Conran's immortal words "Life is too short to stuff a mushroom" blows above a group of women from Irish immigrant to modern day mother and child (wearing a Thomas the Tank Engine tee shirt).

Reminiscent of the goddess Shiva a woman with many arms holding symbols of the many and various roles of women stands in the centre of the banner, Designed by Sam Ainsley and using as source material, prose and poetry created at a writing workshop held by the poet and writer Liz Lochhead (no relation) the image captures the myths and realities of being a woman.