Magdalene Asylum
Magdalene Asylum
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Magdalene Asylum
Magdalene Asylum
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Magdalene Asylum
Magdalene Asylum
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I searched for God and I found him as me, Pt 2

Magdalene Asylums were institutions set up by the Catholic church in the 1800's. They were in countries such as England, America and Ireland. The institutions were named after infamous Mary Magdalene from bible stories, a prostitute who found God and changed her ways. 'Fallen' women were sent there, this included women who had a child outside of wedlock, had been raped or were seen to be promiscuous. Women would be sent there by a member of their family or the Church itself and were held against their will. They were forced to perform slave labour, working in places such as laundrettes. The conditions were said to be worse than that of prisons. In this project I edited these photos I collected from the internet to give all of these women blue dress. Just like Mary, Mother of God who is always robed in ultra-marine blue to show her power and divinity. 

Samples

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Final Piece

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240cm x 120cm, Citrus print, acrylic paint, calico, 2019

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