Marsh Milk - Limited Edition 2 of 17

United States

Size: 10 H x 8 W x 0.1 in

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Showed at the The Other Art Fair Showed at the The Other Art Fair

Art Description

Printmaking: Aquatint and Etching on Paper.

Edition is claimed. Two artist proofs available.

Image size: 7 x 5 inches

Part of the series, "Poetics of Blood and Milk"

Series description:

Ancient Greek medical abstracts theorized that tumors located in the breast poisoned, soured, or completely inhibited the production of milk. Furthermore, mother's milk and the blood of the uterine lining were thought to be directly connected. This meant that afflictions to breast tissue were also toxic to the womb. Consequently, a child conceived in the womb of a breast cancer patient would contract the illness or the womb would be rendered barren. Into the eighteenth century, physicians maintained the belief that cancer was contagious, and could be passed to a nursing infant.

Keywords: Botany, Breastfeeding, Memento Mori, Victorian, Marsh Marigold, Flora, Flowers, Arrow, Hair

Subjects: Body

Styles: Conceptual, Figurative, Fine Art, Surrealism

Mediums: Aquatint, Etching

Materials: Paper

Prints: Body Art Prints, Conceptual Art Prints, Figurative Art Prints, Fine Art Art Prints, Surrealism Art Prints, Aquatint Art Prints, Etching Art Prints, Paper Art Prints

Artist Recognition

Showed at the The Other Art Fair Handpicked to show at The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art in Chicago

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