Sophie Stewart is a multidisciplinary visual artist who challenges the acceptance of constraints caused by modern working conditions, and highlights the effects of precarity on the individual. She questions dehumanising aspects of precarious work, by emphasising the mundane, prolonging repetitive routines, and drawing attention to societal labels and expectations.
The aim of her practice is to eradicate feelings of alienation, by ‘re-humanising’ the worker - giving a voice to marginalised people, sharing their stories and experiences, and expressing the toll of emotional labour on an individual’s self-worth.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
It is still a beautiful world.
Strive to be happy.
- Max Ehrmann, Desiderata, 1952.