AM I CLEAN NOW?, 2020
Handmade quilt, mixed textiles, synthetic batting
75 x 107 cm
29.5 x 42.1 cm
About the work
Are women’s bodies and minds ever clean enough for this world? Inspired by the history of feminine hygiene products the artist creates cleaning products’ packaging on quilts, which are associated with feelings of comfort and coziness- thereby creating a contrast between the material choice and the traditional uninviting plastic packaging of such products. This results in a metaphorical "blanket of comfort”, which strongly references the source of discomfort.
About the artist
Athena Gronti (Athens, 1993) is a multi-disciplinary artist, working in and merging the fields of Art Direction, textiles, Photography, and Graphics. Womanhood and the feminine experience throughout history play a key role in her practice, which is often strongly influenced by her Greek background. Her work has been exhibited in expositions such as Dutch Design Week, and featured in internationally renowned publications, such as Dazed, Cover, PhotoVogue, Numéro, etc.