Izzy Howden

Izzy Howden’s project explores Greek mythology from a modern female perspective. It looks at how perceptions of female figures like the goddess Artemis have changed over time, as well as how the violent themes of sexual harassment and assault are still applicable to modern life as a woman. Howden’s final piece, a boxed-in installation of 86 identical screen prints based upon the Greek myth The Rape of Persephone, is inspired by the recently published statistics showing that 86% of female born or identifying people have experienced sexual harassment. “By visually displaying this figure, I hope to draw attention to how widespread the issue is, and how even thousands of years after the myths were written, female people still face many of the same issues as they did then.”