"Stretch!" by Louise Hapton is an "Of does and men" original sculpture.
"Of does and men (ODAM)" is one of Louise Hapton’s most iconic painting and sculpture series. In an anthropomorphic world where cruelty is the prom queen, rabbits, mice, cats, elephants and turtles hate living with each other and say it out loud. Maybe too loud sometimes… Indeed, "Of does and men" is nothing but an attempt to exit the artist’s own internal violence through her funny vision of society. The 3D Does are sexy and liberated, they express every aspect of a strong woman who doesn't give a shit about patriarchy and is sexually confident for her own gaze.
"Stretch!" is meant to be a ballet dancer. But not only. The classical dance industry can be extremely horrible to women. Their bodies are constantly being judged, which can induce eating disorders that the dancers have to face in silence. Patriarchy has hurt women's minds and bodies for centuries, and now is the time to STRETCH our society's expectations. Let us all be beautiful no matter what size, colour, religion we are or sexual orientation we have. Indeed, "Stretch!" is a call for love and acceptance.
Technique: Painted polymer clay
Size: Length x Width x Height = 26x11x21cm
Signed original sculpture by Louise Hapton
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