Drawing on the domestic space: mapping from a feminine perspective
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This practice-led visual arts project explores drawing as a creative act of subjectivity, whereby the materiality of drawing is posited as a surface on which to explore a position of ‘freedom to’, potentially exceeding the limits of ‘freedom from’, through an expression of a lived experience of femininity on paper. Taking myself as a feminine subject located in a domestic space, I explore the potential of drawing to create new perceptions and new visualities of the feminine. Drawing is explored as a surface for mapping a lived experience in the domestic space, and as a way to explore feminine creative activity. In this context my project becomes an exploration of how the ambiguous status of drawing, and drawing’s transitory functions, may become an intermediary between lived experience, consciousness and the drawing surface, thereby potentially creating a visual threshold between differing states of perception in relation to the feminine and the domestic.