© Catriona Grant 1994 from the series 'Relative Vision' (Commissioned by Portfolio Gallery, Edinburgh)

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Cows 1994
  • Scottish Art
For over ten years Catriona Grant has worked with her mother and her aunt. Here she raises the question of how women of their age are seen by society: 'After pension age, women are expected to take on a very pedestrian role, to become almost invisible.' The picture reveals how unfounded the cliché is: the cow, which nurtures with milk, has become an insult, where it might as easily have been a compliment to maturity and strength. Think of the holy Indian cow!


  • Acc. No. PGP 272.5
  • Medium Silver gelatine print
  • Size 37.60 x 48.20 cm
  • Credit Purchased 2001