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Celestial Bodies is a series of seven mirrors designed in the image of seven distinct fertility idols from the Bronze Age. The idea for the mirrors came from a search for an unadulterated female form. The Bronze Age figurines are the earliest representation of woman and, historians believe, were crafted from their own perspective — looking down on their own bodies. These figurines were carved from the female gaze, yet to be manipulated by expectation and shame.

 

The seven mirrors are expressions of the forms of our ancestors. Each named for one of the seven sisters, a constellation in Taurus for whom Venus is ruler and a myth of female suffering, the work attempts to address the long journey from then until now. The mirrored surfaces enable interaction with the pieces, placing the viewer amid humanity’s mothers.

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