helena hauss hand paints ceramic weapons in delft blue style to champion female fierceness
 

helena hauss hand paints ceramic weapons in delft blue style to champion female fierceness

in the ornamental, delft blue style of ceramics traditionally seen across plates and pottery, artist helena hauss has sculpted a series of highly unconventional objects – a morning star, a grenade, a baseball bat and an axe. for the ongoing series ‘hell hath no fury, the paris-based artist — who typical works with ballpoint pen — designed, cast and sculpted the collection of weapons herself as a representation of ‘the inner strength and fury that comes with being a woman, in contrast to an appearance of delicacy we’re too often branded with’.

 

 

intricate floral compositions and finely painted botanical motifs wrap the pointed, perilous objects — a sharp juxtaposition between fragility and fury. ‘women have repeatedly been construed as the ‘weaker sex’ and are regularly being preyed on, or diminished in some way or another,hauss comments, on the inspiration behind the project. ‘too often portrayed as fragile and delicate, this project is an expression of the contrasting subtleties that come with femininity, as well as an attempt at vindication from a feeling of constant vulnerability that’s been forced upon us. it’s about inner strength, fury and empowerment – as a way to say: contrary to what you might think; we’re not made of glass, porcelain or crystal, we’re not gonna break, we’re wearing full metal jackets, and we’re ready to fight back.’

 

 

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artist: helena hauss / on instagram

series: hell hath no fury

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