NASTY WOMEN Memphis | Art + Activism



Emma Self Treadwell: Tend Your Own Garden

24” x 60”
Hand Dyed, Painted, and Silk

50% Donation

Pickup: 8:00 pm
October 21, 2022
(exhibit closing)
Marshall Arts
639 Marshall Ave
Memphis, Tenn

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Artist’s Biography/Statement:

Long ago, possibly during times of celebration or times of immense distress, women (and sure, possibly men) created goddess-like fertility figurines known in today’s archeological circles as “Venus figurines”. These Venuses symbolize the power of nature, the power of creation, the power of Life and Death, the Divine/Sacred Feminine. With origins as early as the Paleolithic Era, the continuity of this archetype reflects an adaptable nature and is a powerful force which has endured the brutal test of time.

This repeat pattern design is my modern-day representation of all the Venuses (especially my beloved “of Willendorf”). I designed it to be wallpaper, and it is my response to the crisis of Roe v Wade. If it were up to me, I’d line the walls of Congress with Uteruses as a reminder that We Are Here, and we are all around you…so choose wisely what you do with our rights.

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