Dawood's sculptures began as an exploration into perceptions of gender diversity and desexualising the nude. The transgressive sculptures use playful humour to engage viewers in conversations about the censorship of our bodies and the consent around their continual sexualisation. The artworks are small political acts of freedom and vulnerability, moving away from the idealised form seen in centuries of traditional sculpture. The aim of the work is to reclaim nudity in a subversive nature by positioning the sculptures within both art and homeware / interior settings; carving a space outside of objectified nakedness through creating purposeful objects, disrupting the narrative of the nude within fine art.
Dawood is advancing her work towards creating anthropomorphised functional sculptures that adhere to the idea of subverting the nude narrative within art and homeware spaces, creating works that become incongruous within their settings.
Dawood also works as a freelance artist specialising in fabrication and figurative sculpture, whilst also working within the film industry in the Art and Construction Departments.
BLOODY GOOD PERIOD . BLOODY FUNNY SEPT 2019
HKA ARCHITECTS . I DON'T KNOW MAY 2018