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Death of Venus; Technical Aspects

Death of Venus; a Description The basswood figure is 24” long from fingertips to toes, on a 15” x 27” mahogany base.  It is a partially articulated marionette, without strings, to represent the control others are exerting on the woman’s body.  The basswood was stained and then varnished with satin polyurethane.  To make the hair […]

Death of Venus, the story behind the image.

Death of Venus; the Impetus The barbaric laws being passed to control the bodies of women, much as the bodies of slaves were controlled in our earlier history, have compelled me to create this carving.  There is a movement in the United States to strip women of their independence and return them to the days of annual […]