Heavy Shoulders, 2020
Oil on canvas
About the Artist
Eleanor Wang (b.1994, London) is an artist who works predominantly with painting alongside a more collaborative practice involving performance. Eleanor explores content generated from everyday behaviours and routine. Through the repetition and categorisation of her imagery, she creates situations for multiple overlaps. Eleanor considers the 'performativity' of her work and encourages a suggestion of movement in them. Having received training as a classical instrumentalist, she is interested in how performances compare a mentality of the performer as artist and performer as musician. Eleanor lives and works in London, UK with strong influences from her Chinese heritage. To request additional works please contact email@example.com
About the Artwork
This painting featured in an exhibition organised by Do The Green Thing at Protein Studios, London. The show was a powerful response by 30 women and non-binary artists who operate at the intersection of creativity and social change, presenting an association or narrative to do with why climate change hurts women and girls more.
Heavy Shoulders is a response more specifically to women in developing countries having to bear the weight of providing water for their families on their shoulders. That is to say both the responsibility of this and also the 100 litres (100kg) of water minimum needed per family each day .