Fiber artist Lorraine Torrence of Madison, Wisconsin has created this exquisite uterus entitled 'The Entire Human Race.' The sewn text includes: 'May we find more commonality than difference. The entire human race entered through this common portal.
Los Angeles artist Karyn Janowsk says, 'The recent attacks on women's reproductive rights, including the efforts to cut funding for Planned Parenthood, are a political policy aimed at controlling women's behavior, economic status and health, thereby curtailing women's freedom. Culturally, it represents a step backward...to a time when women did not have any reproductive rights and therefore often could not exercise their fundamental human rights to obtain an education and employment."
Suzanne Gonsalez-Smith Grand Fork, ND says "This art piece represents my struggle and success at overcoming infertility after a period of three years. It also is indicative to the discriminatory bias within my own academic profession aimed at women for desiring to have a family as well as a career...We professional, pre-tenure women are often thought of as not serious or dedicated enough...The photographs within the ovaries show evidence of the success of my journey with portraits of my…
'Interwoven' was created by Phoebe Saunders of Madison, WI. Phoebe is a fiber artist and lead designer at Absolutely Art in Madison, WI. All materials have been sourced from Absolutely Art Re-Art Swap.
Artist Meghan Bean of Cedar Rapids, Iowa has created this oil painting entitled 'Oh Bondage.' She says, "My studio practice is invested in analyzing the impact of visual representation on social relationships. Specifically, I explore the parallels between the what women and animals are rendered as consumable bodies throughout history and contemporary culture."