AnimusI am fascinated by how our bodies reflect and are so intertwined in nature, especially the female body. Menstruation is a theme that is rich in colour and symbolism, ideas of seasons, cycles, decay and renewal constantly surrounding it. Just as the mind, body and soul are connected; the feminine, nature and the spirit are also tightly interwoven, a relationship strong throughout history and mythology. However, this powerful bond is slowly being lost in today's patriarchal way of thinking, with menstruation an unspoken taboo and celebration of lunar cycles, a forgotten tradition. I see themes in Catholicism that bring the spirituality of female blood alive and the symbolic fruit and red colour of Christian renaissance painting strongly influence my images.
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