Nova Marshall

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Boudoir explores themes of sexuality, desire, the erotic, love and repression especially within Victorian society.


Boudoir was originally created for an exhibition at Eastgate House in Rochester and placed in a deep-red flocked wallpapered room. This was an ideal space for this piece - rich, sensual and vibrant. The work instilled a sense of desire and an atmosphere of eroticism within the space.


My work explores eroticism at a point in history when sexuality in society was generally repressed. Women were often seen and depicted as just objects of desire.


Unusual and unique spaces are a source of inspiration for my work and act as a ‘brief’ from which I work to transform the original space.

Boudoir, 2009

sprung steel, boning tape, calico