Rituals of the Divine Feminine

This embroidery is an exploration of the intersection of sexuality and the divine feminine as seen in the Virgin Mother within Catholic traditions. Through the lens of the fiber/textile process of embroidery, Rituals of the Divine Feminine utilizes the historic trademark of the embroidered and beaded craft, often associated solely with female-bodied individuals, and through which a secret language for cultivating connection was founded. It begs the question – how can the sacred be separated from the sexual? What is the power and benefit of doing so? And how do we reclaim this? The process of creation becomes the rebellion and the mending of this disconnect.

silk/cotton/glass beads/wooden embroidery hoop

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