This work was created by the artist in conversation with
, former Chief Executive of Lloyd's, the world's oldest insurance market.
Double standards still apply to men and women. Women are criticised for their behaviour and dress in ways that no man would recognise.
The fact that women have attained positions of power simply means they had the tenacity to overcome these inequalities - the inequalities themselves still persist.
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.