A Tribute to my Mother: a Treatise on Language, Sex, Resistance, Unity and the power of the Sacred, is my direct response to the current climate and the unbreakable power of the feminine
in times of struggle. The piece is multi-layered in its symbolism, from the use of recycledbooks; the American Heritage Dictionary and Homer’s The Odyssey; that are teeming with patriarchal language and imagery, to the three vulva that seem to break out of the pages themselves. The large, bloody, and wide open Vulva emerge as symbols of unbreakable power, both inviting and frightening. The subtle similarity to the virgin de guadalupe, the roman catholic image of the Virgin Mary, brings forth the essential trick of the mind between the sacred and the historically profane. This piece is a challenge to power and colonization and an embrace of the chthonic feminine, rich with blood, beauty, and undeniable strength. Each piece is accompanied by a book, made from the remnant pages of the process, that has been systematically edited and re-poeticised, creating a new work of language. Tribute to my Mother calls the viewer into direct communion with the very palpable existence of feminine bodies and irrepressible voice of feminist resistance.