Another room within the Rectory Art House. The artist, Lori Victor, was on hand in the room, where one wall was covered in these framed words, a mass of frames all organized and grouped together. I'm glad I picked up her artist statement. There were a hundred of these frames assembled on the wall. The words themselves were done in embroidery, and all of them were words that can be taken in more than one way. She deliberately chose the contrast of lighting the room like a cozy living room and the delicacy of embroidery as a technique, juxtaposed against the harsh words.
They are all terms used in reference to women, some very modern (Yummy Mummy was one such example), and others that have fallen out of use, dating back centuries. Her embroidery of the words was stylized, as you can see, in a font that goes back to the 1700s, and she asks the question: with these words still being emphasized in one way or another, does that mean women are marginalized, and if so, why?