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HUMAN NATURE IN LIFE AND REBIRTH
SECTION I : A STUDY OF FERTILITY
2019-2021 {ongoing}



“I spent 7 years on pharmaceutical birth control and, to the present day, my body never fully recovered. Having lived the absence of menstruation for a long time, I feel the issue around its truth a personal one, perceiving its happening as the blessing of being a woman.”

A Study of Fertility is part of an ongoing project on the relationship between women, nature and creation. Interpreting the female reproductive system as symbol of cyclical life, the series brings awareness to the taboo of menstruation and reflects on its sacrality and vital role within female health. Integrity and diversity are recognised and preserved through sacredness, embodying an approach of respect and caring. Approaching sustainable development from a human perspective, the exploration of the relation of women with the wisdom of the earth allows to replace a leading male-centred perception of the world with its own language of intimacy and sensibility. To respect and celebrate menstruation as a key aspect of life means to acknowledge it as a human right issue, replacing judgement with self-worth and acceptance.




Rebirth into a Flower, 2019
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