Monday, November 28, 2011

Helen Payne (133)

(the urge to push)

-standing nude-
(the urge to push)

(the urge to push)

Helen writes:

Birth is among our most dramatic and transformative experiences and yet it is seldom depicted in art. Women, who have been under the microscope in the history of art, are left undepicted when giving birth. It is a rich vein, filled with drama, questions of identity, mystery, joy and sexuality. These works (The Urge to Push) seek to explore this uncharted territory. It is happy art that sticks a finger in the eye of the male gaze and sexualized depictions of women.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Mimi Shapiro (132)

wrestling the volcano!! altered book:

-wrestling the volcano!! altered book collage, watercolor and wax, spreads from the book !-

Mimi writes:

on January 25th 2011 fell and broke my ankle on a volcano in Auckland NZ. here are a few of the photos and the book that i made ! to document the ordeal - it was an interesting learning experience ! in patience....since after surgery ! i could not walk on the ankle for 7 weeks....