Anatomy Stitchings

Embroidery and drawing on wax and butcher’s paper

I have been embroidering photographs, newspaper, and wax papers since 2007. In 2012 I began a master’s program in occupational therapy and completed a gross anatomy dissection.  The experience inspired me to re-create illustrations from my anatomy textbook (Netter’s Anatomy) in drawing and embroidery.
Aesthetically, I love the female reproductive anatomy in particular. Culturally and historically these images have been associated with shame. Our society still uses women’s bodies as a weapon against us. It is insane to me that we are still fighting for ownership of our bodies and reproductive rights. I want to make images that are visually and texturally layered, beautiful, fun, empowering, scientifically informative, and 100% female.