Highland Dress

2009

'Highland Dress is an empty life-sized female dress composed of ordinance survey maps of the Scottish Highlands glued together. ‘Stockwell delivers a visual blow to English colonization and occupation of Scotland over 300 years. Using military maps to create a woman’s dress sends a double message of war and politics being dominated by men in Western history. The strongly posed representation of feminism battles against male denial of power and suggests that men can only settle disputes through wars.’ Quoted from Review of “Mapping: memory and Motion in Contemporary Art” at Katonah Museum of Art - International Journal of Multicultural Education, Vol.12/no 2.Page 3. 2012.

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Susan Stockwell