‘Whose Hand Creates the Wealth?’ Handmade Print


Whose Hand Creates the Wealth? (Kekayaan Hasil Tangan Siapa?)
Year: 2020
Medium: Intaglio print on Saa (Thai mulberry) paper 120gsm acid-free
Size: 28 x 38cm
Edition: 8 + 1A/P
Signed, numbered and dated on the back

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2% Pun Berkira, Ini Jumlah ‘Gaji’ Yang Selayaknya Diterima Surirumah (Siraplimau, 30 Mei 2018)

…pakar berpendapat bahawa masa yang diluangkan beserta kemahiran yang mereka miliki ini sebenarnya melayakkan mereka menerima sekurang-kurangnya RM3,000 sebulan. Bahkan, bergantung pada pelbagai lagi kerja-kerja extra yang mereka lakukan, ‘gaji’ seorang surirumah boleh mencecah USD 115,000 setahun , iaitu sekitar RM 30,000 sebulan. 

Time to Care: Gender Equality, Unpaid Care Work and Time Use Survey (Khazanah Research Institute, Oct 2019)

Care work is undervalued despite being the backbone of the economy

Care work nurtures society and supports economic production. Yet much of the value generated by care work cannot be quantified and distributed to the producers of these services as most of it does not have a “price”. Because household activities do not require a market transaction, they are ignored in traditional estimates of an economy. KRI piloted a time use survey (TUS) to measure unpaid care, as the value—and untapped economic potential—of such work is not accurately reflected in Malaysia’s current national statistics. (Executive Summary: Key Takeaways)

ILO calls for urgent action to prevent looming global care crisis (28 June 2018)

Data from 64 countries representing two thirds of the world’s working age population show that 16.4 billion hours per day are spent in unpaid care work – the equivalent to 2 billion people working eight hours per day with no remuneration. Were such services to be valued on the basis of an hourly minimum wage, they would amount to 9 per cent of global GDP or US$11 trillion (purchasing power parity in 2011)

…Women perform 76.2 per cent of total hours of unpaid care work, more than three times as much as men. 

Wages for Housework campaign

Additional information

How It's Made

Intaglio (Italian for 'carving') prints are traditionally made by engraving on copper or aluminium plate. I used recycled Tetrapak boxes as my printing plate. Ink is applied to the plate and wiped away. The remaining ink sits in the engraved lines. Damp paper is placed on top of the inked plate, then run through an etching press. Pressure from the press transfers the image to the paper.

Tetrapak is the material used to package milk, juice and other liquids. Far more fragile than a metal plate, it can only yield 10 – 12 good print impressions. This limits the number of editions.

These prints are handmade using recycled materials. There are small variations in each edition but they are all the same quality.

About Editions

Edition of 8 means only 8 prints were made. The edition number is marked by 1/10, 2/10, 3/10, etc.

A/P refers to Artist Proof, which is an additional edition of the print kept by the artist. It's not for sale.

Price is for one handmade print edition. Sorry, you can't choose the edition number.

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