Artist: Leow Xu Jia
Title: The Journey of the Tiny Feet
Medium: Oil on old furniture
Size (cm): 25.3 X 61.0
In traditional Chinese culture, women with small feet were considered attractive. To live up to this image of beauty, Chinese women would bind their feet and suffer excruciating pain in the name of aesthetics. The Journey of the Tiny Feet depicts a journey of obedience and submission to tradition. Ms Leow portrays younger women in her painting to highlight a new generation of women living in a society that remains male-dominated.