Friday, December 30, 2011

Female Dilgence

Marita Kratz
Diessen, Germany

In 2006, Marita Kratz started thinking about how a modern woman lives by the antiquated guidelines of an "ideal" woman. No doubt, you're familiar with the old "standards"...she must be kind, good, caring, loving, and beautiful...

Marita attempts to exaggerate traditional ideals and seeks interaction with the public.

She began a project as a visual investigation of female diligence.
In 2006, Marita spent hours putting her diligence into crocheting 12 roses one day. 

Soon, other women joined in and offered help to crochet white roses for her piece. 

Today she has 10,000.

She has installed the roses in multiple venues between 2007 and 2011.

Read more about this interesting performance artists here.


  1. This is a fascinating installation. Thanks for posting about it.

    1. I am so glad you enjoyed this work as much as I do!

  2. I love this project.
    It is wonderful to see the labour of women honoured in this way - so visible and huge.

    Thanks for introducing me to this artist.


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