Female Dilgence

Marita Kratz
Diessen, Germany




In 2006, Marita Kratz started thinking about how a modern woman lives by the antiquated guidelines of an "ideal" woman. No doubt, you're familiar with the old "standards"...she must be kind, good, caring, loving, and beautiful...


Marita attempts to exaggerate traditional ideals and seeks interaction with the public.


She began a project as a visual investigation of female diligence.
In 2006, Marita spent hours putting her diligence into crocheting 12 roses one day. 


Soon, other women joined in and offered help to crochet white roses for her piece. 


Today she has 10,000.


She has installed the roses in multiple venues between 2007 and 2011.


Read more about this interesting performance artists here.