gestate

image: the arwork incise, a close up of an unclothed pregnant belly with a sewing 'cut here' dotted line temporarily tattooed across its girth underneath the belly button

incise  2011, skin, temporary tattoo, giclee print,345 x 490 x 35mm, photography by Tobias Titz

image: the artwork warn, a pregnant belly with a 'danger: live parts' warning sign temporarily tattooed on it

warn  2011, skin, temporary tattoo, giclee print, 345 x 490 x 35mm, photography by Tobias Titz

image: the artwork nourish, showing a pregnant belly tattoeed with the hormones that make up a male offspring

nourish  2011, skin, temporary tattoo, giclee print, 345 x 490 x 35mm, photography by Tobias Titz

gestate was created  from a need to document the way the body physically transforms during pregnancy and some of the thoughts that permeate during the gestation process.  The three works represent the process of delivery, the misnomer that a woman's stomach is public property and the chemicals that make up a human male.

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