Meet Toshiko Takaezu: a potter who (like all potters) was not afraid to play with fire. In our oral history interview with her, she reflects on why she became a potter:
…the impact that I got from women potters, the strength that you could feel, the strength that is in the pot, made me feel that I really like this…and to have such an impression that I got from the pottery that the women made and the force that they had with the piece, and they didn’t make to have it in the galleries and the museum, they make because they can use it.
Original, un-gif-ed image:
A major influence, so much respect for this tiny woman.
unfinished - part of a triptych Acrylic, Ink, / 2014
22in x 30in , 56cm x 76cm
From her series Pink
PRUE Stent is a 20 year old photographic student at RMIT University, Melbourne. The themes of her photography center around femininity and the struggle of identity in women. The color pink is used to represent femininity either physically or emotionally throughout her work.
Her Pink series conjures up feelings of feminine beauty. Stent uses the element of colour to question society’s standard of beauty; breasts, buttocks, and lips are slathered with pink paint; perhaps to illustrate these commodities are a woman’s own. Her images are dynamic, filled with movement.