#30 - Power

#30 - Power


#30 “Power” was inspired by the book “The Power” by Naomi Alderman. Both a celebration and a call to arms. This piece is the largest to date, almost a shield, and was central to my exhibition at Art Ache as part of Auckland Art Week 2018. “Power” measures approx 48 x 30 cm.

"Swept under the rug"

I started my vagina rug project when commissioned to create 10 pieces of this shape for Seed Gallery. As a self-professed prude they presented a challenge to me, but as I created them I felt this whole awkwardness surrounding the depiction of vaginas completely vanish. They're freeing and fun, both abstract and literal in their randomness. I suppose a lot could be read in to the acceptance of my own femininity in creating them using such a traditionally feminine pastime - and it might be true. But more simply, I'm married to a gynaecologist and they make me smile. 

I've decided to continue on with this project and see where it takes me, experimenting with and documenting my front bums as I go. No two are the same, I create them without forward planning with choices on colour and shapes made as I work. I will post pieces of varying sizes as available.

#30 “Power”: Approx 48 cm x 30 cm A large size 3-dimensional vagina rug wall piece. Each one is created by hand using traditional a traditional rug punching techniques, and each one is entirely unique. Mounted on plywood and ready to hang on the wall. Signed and numbered on reverse. 

Assorted yarn, cloth, plywood

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