Acrylic, embroidery floss, silk flowers on canvas
E. Stenger 2018
E. Stenger is a Pennsylvania based artist focused on multimedia works of fine/studio art based around acrylic paints, found objects, and embracing a sense of self love and gratitude. E. chose to take this opportunity to focus on herself and to use it as a springboard for her ultimate goal of total self love
In Feminine/Soft, E. explores herself through a self portrait of some of her most intimate assets. She chose to frame her breast in flowers to further showcase femininity and self love. Feminine/Soft is meant to be the ultimate image of self care in a portrait.
In Depth, E. explores her issues with her womanhood and the prospect of not being able to start her own family due to PCOS and other hormonal issues. The intertwined and never ending embroidery floss is meant to show the depth and complexity of a woman’s womb, directly from the source, the opening of a woman’s pleasure and pain. The hope of strength and new life showcased in the floral arrangement nestled into the three dimensional symbolic painting of a vagina is the hope for a breakthrough in her childbearing future.