The work looks at the imbalance of gender equality of young men and women. Personally growing up in the 70′s and 80′s promiscuity of young women was frowned upon, unlike young men who’s promiscuity was widely accepted. The work is a single bed headboard make from Oak, typical of student life in the early 80′s. The initials of all my lovers are carved into the oak in the same way as young lovers carved theirs into tree trunks and lintel stones of bridges. A form of graffiti common in the 20th century that connects ones identity with the item carved upon and the place where the item is located, such writings and art forms have an interesting social story to tell of the local people. This piece is a work in progress, therefore always current.
Continuing with this work I took rubbings from the headboard and created a large drawing depicting my sexual activity through the form of ‘A Tree Of Life’ from the point of becoming sexually active to the time when this work was created in January 2015. A bitter example of life for a single mother trapped within her own life.
Tracy Emin tent was a confessional piece of work that had the names of all the people she had ever slept with, including those she did not have sex with ie family, friends, as well as lovers. A brilliant use of an everyday object to deliver such a strong piece of work.