is a British artist. She was born in England 1980, residing in London. In 1997-1999 she studied a B-Tec National Diploma in Art and Design specialising in textiles at Stafford College. From this point all formal art training ended as she went on in 1999-2002 to study a BA in fashion design at Middlesex University. After graduating she worked freelance creating bespoke pieces to commission, finding a natural gravitation towards costume design and prop making, stemming from an interest in creating a visual narrative by working with concept form and character. Over the last couple of years she has returned to producing her own artistic work.
She’s using her own hand as a base material, she considered it a canvas upon which she stitched into the top layer of skin using thread to create the appearance of an incredibly work worn hand. By using the technique of embroidery, traditionally employed to represent femininity and applying it to the expression of it’s opposite, she hopes to challenge the pre-conceived notion that ‘women’s work’ is light and easy. Aiming to represent the effects of hard work arising from employment in low paid ancillary jobs such as cleaning, caring, and catering, all traditionally considered to be ‘women’s work’.
More about Eliza Bennett and her works here.