An evolution on earlier work focused on depictions of female pelvises (see Invasive Fertility and Propagation), mixed media pieces in the Aperture series shift to metaphorical representations of the female anatomy as portals. They combine years of rumination on motherhood, climate change, and politics and draw the viewer into vulva-shaped concentric layers of pattern on paper and repurposed textiles with landscapes at their center.

The rings contain floral fabrics and saccharine lace that point to the domestic aspects of care, block-printed patterns of grief and loss, and found objects of aggression such as toy soldiers and matches. They frame the landscapes – some pristine, others devastated – all of which we find on “this side” of the womb.

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