Ball and chain

Ball and chain

Artist: Heather Ritchie

Title: Ball and chain

Attribution: Ball and Chain 2021 Heather Milne Ritchie

Year: 2021

Materials: Marble, cotton, recycled bedsheets

Dimensions: 18"×12"

Image Statement: My work combines stonecarving and fiber. Traditionally a masculine and hard material, stone is my primary medium. Historically feminine and soft, the fiber is recycled domestic fabric. I am interested in the paradox in societal roles and the flipping of expectations of the materials themselves.