Artist: Heather Ritchie
Title: Ball and chain
Attribution: Ball and Chain 2021 Heather Milne Ritchie
Materials: Marble, cotton, recycled bedsheets
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.