Artwork > Femella

Bodily function is not a choice.It is a constant unconscious force.Bodies bloom to bring us joy with age, but also begin to degenerate.The female body is unique; a vessel designed for reproduction.A design which requires a certain amount of responsibility.With this responsibility comes societal expectations. These come in the form of what to wear and how to behave in public to more private images that instruct us on how to maintain the body.

Self image plays a role in being a female. There is encouragement to decorate the outside which hides the inner workings of the form. We see the outer female form used for advertisements; we look at ourselves in mirrors constantly examining our external appearance.We choose to ignore what is inside until it serves a purpose. It is only in isolated situations in clinical diagrams or private moments that we get any reference to what is on the inside. We do not care to think about how the body functions until it is not doing what it should.

Mammae
polyester resin and wool
28 pieces; each piece 6 x 6 inches
2008
Mammae (detail)
Wool and Polyester Resin
2008
Self Breast Exam Step One
Acrylic Yarn Tapestry
2008
See Inside
acetate, ink and hardware
2008
Pouch
monofilament and various fibers
2008
Ostrich
plaster and gauze
2008
Daughter Strand II
nylon, monofilament, and various fibers
2008
Daughter Strand I
nylon, monofilament, and various fibers
2008
designed to be small and economical in operation
etching on found compacts
each piece about 3 x 3 inches
2008