MA Contemporary Crafts
Hereford College of Arts
Lilian is a textiles & mixed media artist.
Lilian’s practice explores and challenges the ideals of female body image upheld by society. Lilian sees the body and the way we alter our image with clothing as a powerful tool for communication. Combining textiles with metalwork and jesmonite body casting, Lilian uses her own female form as the inspiration for her garments. Highlighting the negative impact of societal pressures on her view of her own body, Lilian has created a collection of wearable pieces that question our views on weight, shape, purpose, nudity and ageing in relation to the female body.
Lilian is one of 20 artists who were selected to show their work at In:Site 2022. The event took place in spring 2022.
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Lilian Sutton’s project, Our Bodies, Our Journey looked at body image: the way we alter our image with clothing, and how society’s fixed beauty ideals shape the view we have of ourselves. Using a combination of textiles and mixed media, Lilian invited people to work collaboratively on individual adornments for a protective garment, sharing positive messages about diverse bodies and unpacking beauty myths.