The Little Jumping Girls

 

 

 

          The poems and illustrations of childrens illustrator Kate Greenaway, create an insight into the thoughts of women during the 19th century. Within her poem The Little Jumping Girls, Greenaway speaks of their possible liberation from a male dominated society. In taking the silhouette of Greenaways girls, voiding them of their form, their becomes a question of the accomplished past or possibility for the future in her powerful words: "Jump jump jump And leave behind Everything evil That we may find."

The Little Jumping Girls
The Little Jumping Girls

10 in. x 4 in. x 24 in. Slump Body Clay, Porcelain, Wire, Wood 2009

The Little Jumping Girls - Detail
The Little Jumping Girls - Detail

10 in. x 4 in. x 24 in. Slump Body Clay, Porcelain, Wire, Wood 2009

Ring Around the Rosie
Ring Around the Rosie

24 in. x 24 in. x 1.5 Slump Body Clay, Nails 2009

Ring Around the Rosie - Detail
Ring Around the Rosie - Detail

24 in. x 24 in. x 1.5 Slump Body Clay, Nails 2009

Jumping Through Doors
Jumping Through Doors

10 in. x 20 in. x 1.5 in. Slump Body Clay, Carpet Squares, Wood 2009

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