Thursday, October 11, 2012

Exploring Gender through the Creative Arts

My Sperm and Ovum Necklaces were recently featured in a show titled "Exploring Gender through the Creative Arts" at UTPA, where my piece won second place!  The show had a wonderful turn out, and it was diverse with submissions: there were examples of painting, drawing, poetry, jewelry, and collage.  The exhibit's purpose is to highlight gender discrimination and empowerment, while giving attention to the Gender and Women's Studies program at UTPA.  A link to the article is below:

Saturday, October 6, 2012

The Body Adorned

SNAG's premier online exhibition, The Body Adorned, is up and live!  About "adornment as experience," there are many beautiful and powerful pieces that made it into the exhibit.  I feel glad and fortunate to be a part of it, so go check out all the wearable art!  The link to the exhibit is below:

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


I am in the process of creating a new sperm necklace!  I am expanding my series on sperm and ovum as wearable art objects.  The orginal sperm and ovum necklaces are about role reversal between the sexes in a mondern day society, taken down to the biological level.  These are about an appreciation for the physiological process, as well as a celebration of what defines a male and female. 

Now I am playing with how the new neck pieces will be better and more aesthetically pleasing.  I 3-D modeled the sperm and printed them in ABS plastic.  Figuring out how they lay and sit on an individual's neck is time consuming, but the designs I can be fun!  I love the reaction I get from different people when they see them, sometimes they are taken aback, but most times people think they are fun.