Coverage, is a deceptively powerful and timely piece by Stephanie Harfmann of Milwaukee, WI.. Some of the text on here piece includes these words. "Covered charges for covered medical serices incured in wholel or in part because of, or any complications related to the underlying causes of abnormal cervical cyt. Cytology tissue are subject to a separate deductable in the amount of $7,000 each calendar year..."
This powerful three-dimensional piece is entitled "Protected Chrysalis." It was created by artist, Sherri Cornett of Billings, MT. Sherri is one of a group of artists from Billings who worked together to send us an amazing array of fabulous pieces. Sherri is also the Chair of the International Caucus of the Women's Caucus for Art (www.nationalwca.org/).
Artist Tiffany L Pascal of Grand Forks, Nebraska send this fierce and fabulous piece that could be a study for a graphic novel (I'd buy it). Her texts include such phrases as "You know you live with a strong woman when you walk in the bathroom and see her vibrator lying on the sink." "Just because I'm a Muslim woman doesn't mean I don't like vaginas."
Artist Candace Forrette has created this absolutely delightful piece entitled 'Put on Your Best Panties," and included the additional text "Start Marching" and "Protect your rights." (and,Yes, she is from Billings, Montana too).
Dee Czarniecki's, mixed media with buttons is a wonderful piece. Dee is from Madison, WI.
Ed Check of Lubbock, TX (raised in Manitowoc, WI) created this moving uterus. His text says "I never got to thank my working class mom for letting me wear a dress in 1961. To all working class women who are intelligent, wise, and visionary -- we queer son's honor you. Grace A Check (1919-1926) Worked at Mirro Aluminum Company after 8th grade to help her mother out in the 1930s. My mom raised six children of her own in Manitowoc."
'Interwoven' was created by Phoebe Saunders of Madison, WI. Phoebe is a fiber artist and lead designer at Absolutely Art in Madison, WI. All materials have been sourced from Absolutely Art Re-Art Swap.
Feminist artist Carol Flueckiger of Lubbock, TX shares this piece we call 'Emancipation.' Carol explains her process here: "Cyanotype on printed square. Text is from 19th century broadside calling for dress reform. Early American feminist/reformers/abolitionists were discussing how their clothes affected their ideas about equality and democracy." Thank you!
Artist Amy Bethel lives in Madison, WI. Her uterus overlays an internationally recognized warning sign which is, itself, overlaid with texts which includes phrases such as "Unauthorized reproduction may be illegal. Does not cause mental retardation or mental illness. Not intended as a penis substitute. Do not avoid contact with legislators. Act now, this opportunity may be withdrawn at any time. Comes complete with clitoris (not pictured). This unit is self-cleaning." This is a must…