‘Please Touch Mrs Midas’ suggests a young confident woman at ease with her body. She is bold with a sense of humour, echoing Carol Ann Duffy’s poem, Mrs Midas, and using the last line of her poem, “I miss most, even now, his hands on my skin, his touch.”
A modern woman, referencing the classical and enduring use of the female body in art. Looking directly at us, not as a sexual object but as a confident self, aware of her sexuality.
Placing the figure on a tomb references time and parity between mythical tales and religion, with written quotes from Carol Ann Duffy and Ted Hughes’ interpretations of Ovid’s Metamorphosis.