Blood, Sweat and Tears: human art work

 

 

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Although this might be an old piece of news, I stumbled upon a piece or work that I could not ignore. Artist Eliza Bennett is the author of the project “ A Woman’s work is Never Done” from back in 2011. Eliza is an English actress of only 22 years of age. This specific project was developed in order to express her feelings on the per-conceived notion that women’s work is light and easy. She used her bare hands as a canvas with traditional techniques of embroidery to create the appearance of an incredibly work worn hand. The stitching uses the top layer of her skin to represent the hard work arising from low paid jobs such as cleaning and catering.

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Within the fashion industry, her work highlights the suffering of women who work in the textile factories across the world. According to http://www.waronwan.org, Bangladesh has 3.5 million workers in almost 5000 factories. They generate 80 of the countires total export revenue. 85% of these workers are women for a salary of about 25 pounds a month. Many are forced to work from 14 to 16 hours a day. Along with this, the work environment is terribly dangerous, they are cramped and often suffer of work injuries.

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by camille riviere

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