Viva La Vulva
Following the lead of Judy Chicago and Betty Tompkins this series is about the empowerment of the Vulva. The Vulva as a political symbol, as a personal symbol, as a sexual symbol. This portrait series is designed for anyone (woman, man, intersex or a person with a non binary gender) who would like to create to great a talisman in the likeness of their genitals.
In hopes to create pieces and that more accuratly represent all vulvas belong to people of different races, shapes, genders and abillities, I welcome anyone to contact be to be a model. Please email me if you wish to see your likeness on a shell or fine item, I am happy to send you your own portrait as a reward for your participation in reenvisioning our collective ideas of beauty .
This series includes a few radical Vuvla belonging to no one, existing as symbols of themselves. They are made from locally sourced sustainable oysters, and can be affixed with vintage american made jewelry elements and semi precious gem stones.
Custom Private Portraits require a likeness to work from (this is handled with the most respectful privacy) and $100.As of 2014 I will donate 80% of the proceeds from the purchase of any Viva La Vulva pieces to Planned Parenthood. This organization's services are vital not only in my life but to our society.
Please email me at TherinBrooksart@gmail.com for interest or inquirey.
Some pieces are occasionally for sale in my Etsy shop! Check it out here!