Venereal series

Chlamydia trachomatis
Louis Raemaekers, L'hecatombe

I made this small collection in 2012, specifically for the Femme Fatale exhibition at Nova Belgica Art Gallery.

My inspiration, in retrospect, I suppose is 19th century posters such as this one by Louis Raemaekers.
And much of Symbolism, some of Baudelaire, and lots of Rops, one of my favourites (1, 2, 3). And as usual, who knows what ;)

These are all vitreous enamels over copper set into textiles. I dyed some of them. Stitched some by hand, some by machine. The embroidery is all by hand. I wanted a little of the “feminine” needle arts of the 19th century in there.

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