'RED RIDING HOOD'S CLOAK', 2012 printed cotton

'RED RIDING HOOD'S CLOAK', 2012 printed cotton

Using the drawings 'Brown Bunny' and 'Doll and Pink Boris' as the pattern design for the cloak, this piece focuses on the interpretation of the fairy tale ‘Red Riding Hood’. The tale is renown as a parable to sexual maturity, alluded to in Angela Carter’s story ‘The Company of Wolves’, 'The Bloody Chamber’, 1979 which was adapted into a film which inspired this artwork. The pattern design weaves together symbolism of female childhood and the transgression from adolescence to adult hood through the stereotypical images of a doll, a pink deer and baby rabbit. The heavily made up doll and the bleeding baby rabbit, a symbol of reproduction, represent the transgression from adolescence to adulthood. The cloak drifts innocently from a hanger but the erect hood suggests a sense of menace.
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'RED RIDING HOOD'S CLOAK', 2012 printed cotton

'RED RIDING HOOD'S CLOAK', 2012 printed cotton

Using the drawings 'Brown Bunny' and 'Doll and Pink Boris' as the pattern design for the cloak, this piece focuses on the interpretation of the fairy tale ‘Red Riding Hood’. The tale is renown as a parable to sexual maturity, alluded to in Angela Carter’s story ‘The Company of Wolves’, 'The Bloody Chamber’, 1979 which was adapted into a film which inspired this artwork. The pattern design weaves together symbolism of female childhood and the transgression from adolescence to adult hood through the stereotypical images of a doll, a pink deer and baby rabbit. The heavily made up doll and the bleeding baby rabbit, a symbol of reproduction, represent the transgression from adolescence to adulthood. The cloak drifts innocently from a hanger but the erect hood suggests a sense of menace.
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