Katie Healy is a mixed media franco-british artist whose work ranges mainly from illustration to stained glass, photography.
claw & hand
These two pieces are the result of an aluminium sand casting workshop during my second year at university. I used these as an experiment to our reportage module. My project revolved around the Kenyian tribe Umoja, one of the first african monarchy tribes to exist. The hand representing the manual labour they put into making their own products off of which they finance the facilities of the village. This hand also portraying the help they offer to escapees of others tribes who run away from domestic violence, forced mariages and other violent traditions. The strength and bravery that have let them achieve their ideal village is represented with the claw. This claw is referenced to the idea of a lioness, an image I compare to these women a lot throughout my project. They are strong together, they look out for others and they are survivors.