Used or Abused

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Title

Used or Abused

Subject

LibArt 2023

Description

In this print, a reversal of roles is seen between the hanging feet and the the clothes piled up on the ground. Here I am thinking of feet as vessels in in of themselves, not just part of a vessel, our body. The purpose of feet for those who constantly use them for work, migration or running away from a war is what drove this concept of hanging feet. It is kind of a humorous image, the idea of someone taking off their feet for the day and hanging them to "rest", placing great importance on them, as the clothes are disregarded. However that highlights the struggles of those who have no other choice but to constantly "abuse" their feet to survive.

Creator

Nada Bayazid

Date

2023

Rights

Held by creator

Format

Collagraph, ink on paper

Collection

Citation

Nada Bayazid, “Used or Abused,” KU Libraries Exhibits, accessed April 15, 2024, https://exhibits.lib.ku.edu/items/show/8899.