EXPLICIT BLEEDING

 

by Marta Girón

Edinburg, U.K.

My artwork about menstruation has come from personal interest, research and investigation in this subject and many years of work on the uterus and the body. I have needed to disorganize all my structure based on a complex concept system that has been inferred on me since childhood, in an external, indifferent, cultural and social context.

 

Menstruation is still a taboo. Its smell, its color and its nature are censored; therefore, we as women are also censored.

 

Why do we frown when we are exposed to images about menstruating  women,  but we are able to see countless images where the woman is subjected to raped or assaulted in various ways and different fictitious or not fictitious media?

 

From this question emerged my series:- "Explicit bleeding" Are we able to see images of menstruating women without feeling shame, disgust or revulsion?

 

We have learned to live menstruation in silence, shame, fear and ridicule. We have been educated in the giving of pleasure to others, but not at our own leisure. We have learned about male sexuality, but we have delegated to the underground levels our cycles and our bodies as something that belongs to us.

 

My work is a way to reclaim what belongs to us as women, to empower regaining consciousness of our union with the self and the universe, our cyclic being, our menstruation as sacred.


EmergentArtSpace

S.F., United States


EmergentArtSpace

S.F., United States


EmergentArtSpace

S.F., United States


EmergentArtSpace

S.F., United States


EmergentArtSpace

S.F., United States


EmergentArtSpace

S.F., United States


EmergentArtSpace

S.F., United States