This series from 2014-2015 takes the often pernicious way in which the female body is portrayed and transforms it into something beautiful and empowering. I do this by juxtaposing excerpts from the poetic writings of Jane Sharp—a 17th century midwife—with sourced images of highly sexualized women from pornographic magazines, as well as with images of my own body.

Vine Tendrils, 60"x136", Pencil, gouache & acrylic on paper, 2015

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Vine Tendrils, Detail, 60"x136", Pencil, gouache & acrylic on paper, 2015

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Vine Tendrils, Detail, 60"x136", Pencil, gouache & acrylic on paper, 2015

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Judgement, 126"x60", Pencil, gouache & acrylic on paper, 2015

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Judgement, Detail, 126"x60", Pencil, gouache & acrylic on paper, 2015


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Judgement, Detail, 126"x60", Pencil, gouache & acrylic on paper, 2015

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At the bottom of the woman's belly is a mountain of pleasure near the well-spring, 69"x51.5", Oil and pencil on paper, 2014

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At the bottom of the woman's belly is a mountain of pleasure near the well-spring, Detail, 69"x51.5", Oil and pencil on paper, 2014

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As in Men so in Women, 30"x22.25", Pencil, gouache, & acrylic on paper, 2014

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These wings are called Nymphs, whereof the Nymphs were called Goddesses, water and humors do flow, and besides in them is all the joy and delight of Venus, 63.5"x51.5", Oil and pencil on paper, 2014

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These wings are called Nymphs, whereof the Nymphs were called Goddesses, water and humors do flow, and besides in them is all the joy and delight of Venus, Detail, 63.5"x51.5", Oil and pencil on paper, 2014

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A sinewyhard body, it will stand and fall as the Yard doth, and makes women lustful and take delight, 26.5"x36", Pencil, gouache, and acrylic on paper, 2014  |  SOLD

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A sinewyhard body, it will stand and fall as the Yard doth, and makes women lustful and take delight, Detail, 26.5"x36", Pencil, gouache, and acrylic on paper, 2014  |  SOLD

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These wings are called Nymphs, whereof the Nymphs were called Goddesses, water and humors do flow, and besides in them is all the joy and delight of Venus, 63.5"x51.5", Oil and pencil on paper, 2014

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Grey, 16"x12", Oil on canvas paper, 2014

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Red, 12"x16", Oil and tracing paper on canvas paper, 2014

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Green, 12"x16", Oil and tracing paper on canvas paper, 2014

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Being nervous and of pure feeling, when it is rubbed and stirred it causeth lustful thoughts, 36"x27", Acrylic and gouache on paper, 2014

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When the spirits come into it, 105"x70", Caran D’Ache on bed linen, 2014

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