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Little Red Cap

Little Red Cap

Inspired by the subversive poem 'Little Red Cap' by Carol Ann Duffy, which based on the well known story of Little Red Riding Hood. Duffy writes with female empowerment in mind, characterising the protagonist as an autonomous being, decisive of her fate and strong willed. Unlike traditional female stereotypes which use the idea of weakness to be a positive characteristic. Due to the subversive nature of the poem I wanted to experiment by using materials which linked well with traditional values and stereotypical work for women. Using knitting as a background and within parts of the collage it allowed me to subvert the medium giving it modern feminist connotations.