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These Are My Real Eyes Now by Leah Emery

These Are My Real Eyes Now

Leah Emery

A portrait of
Leah Emery
Medium
Embroidery Thread on Aida Cloth

Dimensions

30 x 50 cm
Representation
Michael Reid Gallery and Gow Langsford Gallery
Category
Sylvia Jones Prize for Women Artists
About the artwork

“These Are My Real Eyes Now” was borne from the confusion and disappointment surrounding the limits placed on the depiction of female nipples in the media. She says, “As a mother the shadow of my publicly permitted bodily features followed me like a ghost and provided an internal mantra during breastfeeding and beyond.” Self portraiture provides limitless scope for reimagining bodily portrayal and presents an abundant orchard full of fruit fit for whimsy and light hearted introspection, an arena which Leah Emery  finds herself immersed in often.

About the sitter

This piece is a self portrait.

About the artist

Leah Emery is an artist based in Brisbane whose practice is concerned with packaging often difficult content in a shell of mirth and whimsy to pursue her storytelling. She has been exhibiting around Australia and internationally since 2005 and has been featured in Huffington Post, Juxtapoz and SBS2’s the Feed.

“These Are My Real Eyes Now" was borne from the confusion and disappointment surrounding the limits placed on the depiction of female nipples in the media.”