Liv Thurley

My current work explores social situations and the reactions from these. In my work I like to make provocative pieces to act as a catalyst for conversation and thought for the audience, as the viewer's reaction is just as much a part of the work as the object involved. I extract personal experiences and investigate them further along with outside research to create questions about femininity. 

My work for the conference, "Weapon", revolves around a situation where I overheard a conversation between a group of boys on a train discussing pubic hair on girls. Upon hearing one of them exclaim that he would never sleep with a girl who had hair below, I immediately thought of the hair acting as a mechanism, built to scare. This inspired the brutal title of the piece and the harmful use of pins. I felt saddened and disappointed after hearing the boys talk and this inspired to make a statement piece.