‘Vulva Kitchen' (2021) which includes ceramic work with live cast vulvas from numerous people of different ages, cultures and backgrounds offers an exploration of inequality and the women and gender non-conforming people’s role in a modern domestic home. In order to explore what our bodies represent to us, I developed a process to capture the vulva using a skin safe material called alginate and translated the cast into plaster molds. By revealing something hidden from our bodies, I want to reveal things hidden from our lives.
The kitchen became a way for me to display my work, in the context in which it will be used, and as a clear place of patriarchal oppression. I wish to empower others to take the space for themselves, reversing the common narrative about women and kitchens.
Photo Credit: Tiffany Haynes
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