Population Explosion


Population Explosion

42"w x 48"h

Materials: cotton canvas, African hand-dyed damask cotton, metallic and synthetic novelty fabrics, variegated cotton thread, acrylic paint

I was lucky enough to have a pregnant model in a life drawing class, and made some very loose paintings on fabric of her in a variety of poses. When I got home and viewed the paintings together, it reminded me of my adult children, who were all busily having babies one after another…a veritable population explosion. Consequently, each figure got a machine quilted corona of a fertilized egg, and the background quilting became a river of wriggling sperm. I added the chromosomes for good measure.

2011- juried into IQA Houston
2011- juried into Odd Fellows show in Mendocino CA

photo credit: Janet Orsi

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