Arika von Edler
Arika's Oil paintings and Fiber art focuses on the historical and contemporary suppression of female sexuality in a country void of affordable women’s healthcare. The subjects of her paintings seek to break through silent taboos and open honest dialogues about women’s sex lives and abortions.
These women design their future using traditional women’s textile to demonstrate the control they have over the reproductive aspect of their own bodies. The incorporation of textile is an homage to traditional women’s work, but due to its soft and strong duality it is representative of femininity itself. The textile/embroidery is intended to be emblematic of unraveling. Personal unraveling, political unraveling, gender unraveling.
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