WHITE WHITE RED: living woman
found object collage construction, video, photography
WHITE WHITE RED: living woman
Found object collage construction, video, photography
2013–2015
STATEMENT

Discontinuity marks the female experience. Physical disruptions and changes, such as menstruation and childbearing, have social, emotional, and psychological weight. Through video, photography, and collage construction through found material, this body of interdisciplinary work explores female physical changes and how these experiences, and recovery from them, shape inner life and self perception.

Many of these dramatic physical changes are preparation for new life. Yet, death, pain, and loss are intrinsically tied into their cycles. It is then, apt to draw on Western Christian compositions: as with Sanguine (way), the menstrual cycle as the stations of the cross, this format illuminates each journey toward death to life, and help to uncover the spiritual dimension of physical experience.

The body is both displayed and transformed through pieces such as HOME GROAN: blast-o!, a hat/mask made from a baby shower’s leftover wrapping paper and balloons, which use abstracted, repetitive forms to depict inner and outer changes in the female body--in this case, the blastocyst stage in early embryonic development as well as nursing breasts.

A provocative, serious, and playful meditation that bridges inner and outer transformation, WHITE WHITE RED: living woman closely observes both inward and outward to describe an archetypal spiritual struggle as incarnated in the female experience.

Sanguine (way)
detail
6" x 8"
fabric collage
Station Ⅱ
6" x 8"
fabric collage
Station Ⅲ
6" x 8"
fabric collage
Station Ⅳ
6" x 8"
fabric collage
Station Ⅷ
6" x 8"
fabric collage
I. Her bleeding begins
II. She carries her cross
III. She falls the first time
IV. She rests
V. She rebuilds
VI. She wipes her face
VII. She ovulates
VIII. She collects
IX. She secrets / She meets the women
X, She is left empty
XI. She lies down
XII. She degenerates
XIII. She ends endometrial
XVI. Her resurrection
Station Ⅸ
6" x 8"
fabric collage
Station Ⅹ
6" x 8"
fabric collage
Station Ⅺ Ⅴ
6" x 8"
fabric collage
Uterus Necklace: Bleeding the Lining of My Uterus Through My Sexual Organs
Uterus Necklace: Bleeding the Lining of My Uterus Through My Sexual Organs
12" x 4" x 1/4"
fabric collage
Ovary Earrings: Follicles Preparing for Potential Impregnation
Ovary Earrings: Follicles Preparing for Potential Impregnation
4.25" x 2" x 1"
fabric, beads
HOME GROAN
HOME GROAN: blast-o!
18" x 21" x 18"
plastic wrap
photos by Israel Soler
HOME GROAN: pop
18" x 17" x 17"
paper mache
photos by Israel Soler
Fortunate Diptych
Fortunate Diptych
dimensions variable
digital photo
She Said No
She Said No
dimensions variable
digital photo
Take This Cup
Take This Cup: fight flight remember (recover)
18.5" x 26.75" x 4.375"
stills from video (part 1/3)