Difficult is a project that was inspired by an Emily Dickinson poem ‘They shut me up in prose’ and the way language and words are weaponised against women to silence their voice and quell dissension. The women involved in this project embody strength and are not afraid to use their voice to empower themselves and others. The long term goal of this project was to include a diverse and intersectional response to the female experience in relation to gendered language. This has been limited due to covid restrictions.
‘Difficult’ (above) was selected as a finalist work for the Nillumbik Prize for Contemporary Art 2021.
It was exhibited at Montsalvat to showcase the work of all 40 finalists. At the close of the exhibition, Difficult was awarded the Peoples Choice Award.
All 11 images are available individually – printed on archival cotton rag paper – limited editions of 8 + 2AP
All 11 images are also available as one large work 200x21cm – printed on archival cotton rag paper – limited editions of 8 + 2AP
All images ©ArrayahLoynd 2021