Dinner Table for Woman

Installation, 1999

This work responds emotionally to issues of vulnerability as a woman and the rejection of a role as the victim.

Dinner Table for Woman examines traditional expectations through cooking utensils, cookbook, apron and a dinner setting. The cooking spoons sport carved holes into which images have been mounted, showing the artist at different stages of self-development, but open-ended. The Cookbook Bible features images of women from art history, mixed with dozens of recipes for white sauces, fifties-style illustrations of how to chop food correctly and misogynistic quotes from the bible. Other pieces in the installation were the Menstruation Apron, Victim’s Plate and Code of Conduct Sauce Pan.


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