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Meiosis digitalis

Meiosis digitalis is a healing plant hidden behind a cellular lattice. When I painted it I was exploring the double standards around women healers and the remedies they used. I was interested in the plants that women accused of witchery used to help other women with problems related to their menstrual cycle and birthing. Especially if the plants are still in use today in contemporary drugs.

Purple and golden represent the elites of earthly and divine knowledge.

The flowers behind the lattice are digitalis (used to treat congestive heart failure, arrhythmia, swelling of the hands and ankles). 


Acrylic and metallic paint on canvas.

75 cm x 60 cm

2017

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