Amy Elizabeth’s “Implants” is a nine-piece sculptural series. It depicts the idealized female nude in the form of urban shop mannequins – an ever-so generic image of femininity – contorted and dismembered with vibrant, ornate flowers blooming from where hair would naturally flourish on a mature woman’s body.
Through utilizing physical proxies for women (dismembered mannequins) and their hair (ephemeral plant-life) “Implants” becomes an investigative work, bringing to the audience’s attention their own personal reaction to the scene placed before them in a point-blank gallery context.
“Implants” questions not the right of the Contemporary woman to do with her body what she pleases, as it is a feminist piece; however what is thrown into question is a woman’s emotive reaction to her own choice – guilt? Pride? Disgust?
Through “Implants”, a situation is orchestrated where the issue of women’s actions towards her own body is viewed by the audience - put under the microscope, as women are, every time they decide to shave their underarms or wax their pubic hair - through the objectification of the female form, which is the irony of the work as a whole.
Plastic, fiberglass, glass, pinewood, plant matter
Prices range from $70.00 to $230.00
NOW EXHIBITING @ TAP Gallery: 278 Palmer St Darlinghurst, Sydney AUSTRALIA.
22 September to 5 October 2014