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Vagina Shrine
Thelxiope
Found objects, brass, cardboard, acrylic on salvaged drawer face.
9.5" x 5"
2016

The Vagina Shrine series stems from how little exposure women have to honest representations of female genitalia. During their construction, I keep myself present in the thought that it doesn’t matter how they look. In the end they will be whatever they are supposed to be. No two vaginas are the same, each having their own identity yet funneled through the female lens. The found objects I use are symbols of the individual experience- a piece here, an event there that come together into this recognizable shape. The Vagina Shrines are an opportunity to explore the complexities of womanhood as they each bring a side of that identity from between the legs and into the light.