Cleanliness Is Next To Grubbiness
This series of portraits depicts girls at age twelve who identify as tomboys. They occupy the bathroom, a space in the family home that can be private. The bathroom; a space for transformation, exploration and at twelve a space for resistance.
Cleanliness Is Next To Grubbiness –extends the tomboy series to include six large-scale photographic portraits of individual tomboys in their family bathroom act to challenge the cultural desire to ‘tame’ the tomboy during adolescence and in doing so allowing for the transition into adult femininity.
These tomboys stare back in resistance.