Sunday, April 22, 2012
Sit and Stitch, Ladies of the Lake Number #1.
I hope to do this again with this lovely community of learners where stitching promoted conversation
about our bodies, our health, our world, and the violence being done to the women in Uzbekistan where the dictator is forcing doctors to cut out women's uteri without their knowledge or consent. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17612550
We shared our commonality of the importance of the ability to bear children, abortions, and how we need to learn more about our amazing bodies.
We were blessed with a view of the lake and appetizers provided by Brian's Mustard.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Thursday, April 12, 2012
I am asking participants to be a part of The Uterus Flag Project. I discovered this need while doing my MFA- Feminism,Fiber Arts and Craftivism and for my final grad show, July 2012, I’d like to double (want 100 more). My personal political concerns are about the over medicalization of women, and specifically having an unnecessary hysterectomy. There are lots of other concerns regarding women's health. You have a story, please share! Please participate. Send me your postal address, and I’ll send you a packet!
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
I exhibited this body of work at the 18th Street Yarn Bombing in Santa Monica. This work exemplifies fiber art and craftivisim. It is also an alternative way of exhibiting art as a subversive method of doing soft graffiti in opposition to tagging/graffiti with spray paint, usually considered a male dominated art form.
# 69, artwork includes the stitched word diethylstilbestrol, DES, the drug prescribed to pregnant women from 1938 to 1971 to prevent miscarriages.
Her embroidery includes:
Vox (Latin for voice), words, and utera.
Her detail chain stitching shows the level of her craftsmanship. The word utterance is stitched down the center of the uterus.
She is a DES Daughter and at high risk for cervical or vaginal cancer, increased reproductive problems, and possible autoimmune problems.