This work was created by the artist in conversation with
, former Global President of international media company Posterscope, now director and steering committee member of the Women's Equality Party.
There is a difference between the way men and women experience, hold and use power. Men expect to gain power and because they expect it, they often attain it relatively quickly. When power is easily won, it is also easier to take it for granted and to use it more recklessly.
Women, by contrast, usually have to work harder and wait longer to achieve similar positions of authority. When power is gained more slowly, it tends to be taken more seriously and used more responsibly and thoughtfully.
This work includes an image of the sculpture
Venus de Vienne
(Aphrodite bathing) from the cover of
, a progressive arts magazine published in Buenos Aires in 1912. Three folds in the flesh of Aphrodite's abdomen create a realistic impression of a woman rather than a representation of femininity distorted and idealised by the
This artwork is part of socialart.work, a mass public art project by public artist
calling for greater social justice.
It aims to create debate about power and gender, women's equality and masculinity, alternative forms of economic and social organisation, black power, and solidarity between people from different backgrounds and ethnicities.
It includes posters, publications and events supported in 2018-19 by the artist's residency with leading Out of Home media company
Clear Channel UK.