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Tartan Spray (2018)

For this piece, I was thinking a lot about cleaning products and cleaning in general and how it's still, even today considered a feminine role within the home and I wanted to encase it in a piece of cloth to represent a sort of act of rebellion against this idea that women should be the sole person within the home to do the cleaning. We as humans, both female and male are kind of gross and we should both be cleaning up after ourselves. I intuitively chose a tartan patterned cloth because I thought it would be just a bold pattern to grab attention, but after thinking about I remembered how tartan became a sort of anti-establishment symbol during the punk era. Tartan developed an air of dignity and exclusivity due to its association with the British aristocracy and military so wearing tartan became an act of rebellion.