I Will Not Break The Glass Cover Of My Vagina | 2021
After I read the book: The Camera My Mother Gave Me by the American Author Susanna Kaysen I was paranoid about what could happen to my vagina. I had questions such as “am I taking good care, what is pH level, the medical bill from my gynaecologist …” all those questions in my head made the paranoia worse.
I decided to take this to clay, to translate all those murky feelings I felt after I read the book. This body of work focuses on how I will not break the glass of my vagina, having to protect this glass cover has caused heightened paranoia and uneasiness, one crack on the glass cover leads to a ridiculous bill from my gynaecologist.
I choose porcelain because I enjoy that fragile white colour it has and its high tolerance for heat and the way the colour red becomes almost irritating to the eye when it is against the white.