Tuesday, 16 January 2007

Springbok Stilts, October 2006 to January 2007

Final image: Springbok Stilts worn at Meggatland Rugby Pitch, 13th January 2007.
Construction and Process:
Photographed in studio October 2006.
Stilts: 246 cm tall, 43 cm wide (at the widest part of the thigh),
29 cm deep (at the deepest part of the thigh).
Welded metal bar and metal plate for foot support.
First attempt at wearing the stilts, 16th November 2006, in studio.

Kilt’, photographed in studio 11th January 2007.
To be worn with Springbok Stilts, hand made from strips of tartan.
Kilt: 72 cm long, 38 cm wide, 21cm measured around waist from side-profile.

'Springbok Stilts':

‘Springbok Stilts’ explores the idea of a woman’s wish for long legs, and the perception of these as desirable. I was heavily influenced by South Africa and questions relating to my own identity, sparking research into associated themes of gender, nationality and perception.

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