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Eve Cowans

‘Naked Truth’







‘Naked Truth’ is a mixed medium piece using Plaster of Paris combined with acrylic paint, adding more texture and dimension. This technique is then layered on top of wool knit, using tissue paper as a layering agent to hold the medium.

“Learning to knit was very important to me, not only so that I was able to knit my own canvas material, but also to understand such a traditionally feminine activity.




Using experimentation, I am looking behind the scenes of modern day women and women throughout history as a means of exploring intersectional feminism. I believe that constantly questioning yourself and everything around you to better understand is one of the most important things that anyone can do.

I have been questioning whether what I like, do and feel is all societally conditioned due to ingrained misogyny and institutional sexism throughout my school years. I think it’s very important to claim ourselves and how we identify and redefine it in our own terms, our own personal feminism.”



“I believe that constantly questioning yourself
and everything around you to better understand, 
is one of the most important things that anyone can do.”







“The main mediums I work with are sculpture and thick painting practices. After an experimentation with porcelain installations in 6th Form, I went on to De Montfort University Foundation Degree. There I discovered a love of working in thick mediums such as clay and plaster. I found my love for experimenting with different mediums and mixing unusual materials to create texture and body in my work.

Experimentation of materials is key to my work today at Chelsea College of Art as I am always curious about what would happen if... situations.”



47.6 x 45 / Plaster of Paris, acrylic and tissue paper on wool knit stretched with bamboo. / 2021

Eve Cowans, Naked Truth
Email: e.cowans0220201@arts.ac.uk

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