Grae Burnished

'Heirloomed Lady Parts '

Heirloomed Lady Parts is a collection of repurposed silver tea set given to my Great Grandmother as a wedding present. Through the utilization of soft materials manipulated through traditional textile techniques I have given new life to these heirlooms. Each piece depicts a body part that represents the expression sensation and tools of projection female sexuality and power. Heirloomed Lady Parts combines the pretty and powerful. 

In this work I have depicted very particular parts of the female body that embody the idea of sense, feeling and expression. Weather that be through our convention senses of sound, smell, taste, and touch but also through a deeper emotional and sensual idea of sensation and expression. 

Grae Burnished, Tea Pot - Heirloomed Lady Parts
Grae Burnished, Tea Pot - Heirloomed Lady Parts

2021, Ready-made tea set, felt, lace, satin, silk, pleather and glass beads, dimensions varied

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Grae Burnished, My Milkjug, My Yard - Heirloomed Lady Parts
Grae Burnished, My Milkjug, My Yard - Heirloomed Lady Parts

2021, Ready-made tea set, felt, lace, satin, silk, pleather and glass beads, dimensions varied

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Grae Burnished, Look at my Pearls of Wisdom Goblet - Heirloomed Lady Parts
Grae Burnished, Look at my Pearls of Wisdom Goblet - Heirloomed Lady Parts

2021, Ready-made tea set, felt, lace, satin, silk, pleather and glass beads, dimensions varied

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Grae Burnished, Tea Pot - Heirloomed Lady Parts
Grae Burnished, Tea Pot - Heirloomed Lady Parts

2021, Ready-made tea set, felt, lace, satin, silk, pleather and glass beads, dimensions varied

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