Saturday, December 1, 2012
child wish ii (own work, 2011, 30 x 18 cm, click on the image for an enlargement)
sleeping expecting woman (own work, 2011, 40 x 50 cm, click on the image for an enlargement)
woman overwhelmed by pregnancy desire (own work, 2011, 20 x 30 cm, click on the image for an enlargement)
much of society's obsession with sex i understand through the simple fact that as a species we need to reproduce. this need does however in my eyes have many components that do not squarely fall into the category of sex. many of us have a psychologically deeply rooted child wish, i presume. and the (un)fulfilment of that wish is a major issue for most of us.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
eve and adam separated by the roots of knowledge (own work, 2009, 21 x 30 cm, mixed media on paper)
just to keep the blog rolling a bit, one of today's drawings. the colours not totally accurate, perhaps i should try my old canon, see if it captures the colours better [have done so now, it is indeed a bit better].
this separation of woman and man sometimes really bugs me. it even seems totally normal that people divide humanity in two, drawing a big `thou shalt not cross' line between men and women. whereas gender is to me just an attribute, which when unemphasized leaves women and men the same: human.
gender discrimination seems so deeply rooted, and works both ways (in spite of what is popular belief these days, namely that only the women are being discriminated against). to me it seems that we all lose from these mechanisms.
strangely enough, i also drew a picture of a pregnant woman today...don't know if this logically fits what i wrote above.
expecting woman (own work, 2009, 21 x 30 cm, mixed media on paper)