’She’s in Bloom’ was created by myself using watercolour paint on paper. I aim to create an essence of the divine in my work by the use of graduated light and saturated, emotive colour.
Within this artwork I juxtapose the external reproductive organ of the female, with the Iris flower. The vulva with She’s in bloom is closed like a flower bud and looks to be opening into a full iris bloom. Here I aim to display the similarity between the two, whilst highlighting that in western culture flowers are admired and considered a thing of beauty, whilst women are shamed for embracing their sexuality and the vulva or vagina is hidden from site.