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BA (HONS) PHOTOGRAPHY in the arts
Erin Jayne Lloyd
My Body is the Canvas
The series, My Body is the Canvas originates from the artist’s recent experience of being turned down for a job in London for having a visible tattoo. The prejudice that surprisingly still exists towards tattooed skin seems more profoundly directed towards women, especially women with large, wide-covering and prominent pieces. As images of tattooed women are reproduced onto the thin skin of light-sensitive emulsion applied to stretched canvas, associations between heavily-inked skin and concepts of masculinity and femininity are called into question.