Catherine Howard

2018, BA (Hons) Fine Art Painting, Brighton University 

" My practice considers the physical, cultural and spiritual connections that exist between women and animals. Originated from an interest in the animal’s symbolic properties, these notions are contextualized by feminist ideas which consider the mutual treatment of women and animals. How both are products of consumerism within a patriarchal society; women for sex and animals for meat. I am Interested in the way women and animals are presented as archetypal characters in literature, such as the “Goddess” or the “Wild Woman”, and the way the animal is often used in connection with these stereotypes. Therefore, my paintings are heavily inspired by feminist literature and poetry."
All the skins of a life in the world.jpg
All the skins of a life in the world

148 cm x 148 cm

149 cm x 118 cm