Vulva Series

Vulva Series

The first time I saw another woman’s vulva was when I was 5… It was a photograph of the Venus of Willendorf (The 5” stone carving from 30,000 BCE.), looking at an art history book with my dad.  She didn’t look like me, huge breasts and round, faceless head, but we shared a hairless little crotch with a centered fold, a line.

“Vulva Series” takes my early, little girl’s imprint of my own and all women’s anatomy and boils it down to that single, verticle "line" then pairs it with gilded shapes that indirectly, almost secretly express the pleasures and pressures… the depth and complexities of living a female body…

Series in progress. Ink and Palladium gilding on Bicchu Torinoko Gampi paper. 16 x 22"