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June Edvenson
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Period Piece in Mountain Pose: My 466 Painful Periods

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Period Piece in Mountain Pose:  My 466 Painful Periods
30 x 40 cm, Pastel, charcoal, pen and pencil on Bienfang Rasitan Drawing Paper. Female figure modified & used consistent with Creative Commons license CC BY-SA 4.0: Drawing by Avard Fairbanks, used in Eugene Fairbanks' book, Human Proportions for Artists (1936). This is a personal piece about my own menstrual history which was full of excess pain. I am also a 'DES daughter' and was never able to become pregnant, so this has resulted in another huge difference in my life - having no offspring of my own - thus the solitary woman in what appears a bubble, surrounded by the sky, the air and the earth, but blessed with an active intelligence, the fire in her mind.
Posted on March 26, 2021