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Monday, 8 April 2013

Spring Fever! Reproductive Embroideries

 These pieces are some of the new embroideries I have been working on.  I used vintage doilies that have been stretched on embroidery hoops.  Each doily is embroidered with a cross-section illustration from a children's science text depicting either plant or human reproduction.
There are five pieces in all, developed as a series to explore the similaries between human and floral reproductive processes.
The femininity of the doilies and the traditionally female pasttime of embroidery echo the femininity of the flowers and female sexual biology, while the anatomical nature of the illustrations contrast the science and the biological objectivity with the prettiness of the craft as well as the sexuality implied.


Large Flower


Small Flower (detail)

Ovulation (detail)

The Series is called "Spring"

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