Sarah Rostad Design
“Art is in everything, art is in life and it expresses itself on every occasion and in every country.”
How to Sit in a Chair: A Guide to Knowing Your Place and How to Own it
Location: Emily Carr Univeristy of Art & Design
Material: Maple Wood
Models: Morgen Martino, Maddie Bachman, Candice Chang, Sarah Rostad, Katherine Percy
This project served the purpose of examining ideas of the feminine and a curiosity of sitting. How do we sit? And why? Seemingly simple questions pose a lot of discussion. I remember growing up and my mother always telling me to "close my legs" or "sit like a lady". However, my khaki pants and unruly hair made a statement that may have contradicted this idea of what a "lady" was, even if my legs were closed.
I hope these chairs can start conversations based on ideas of femininity and sitting. I urge the viewers to think and let these conversations spark ideas and create joy.
I'm sure that next to none of these poses would be seen as ladylike to a lot of people. But I think that I would like to just sit. Sit and think. Or sit and read without being judged on the way that I do it .