My work focuses heavily on women, the politics of women's bodies, and sexuality. These two photos are from a series of still lifes that I've called "object portraits," meant to show the viewer a young woman through her possessions. The first is "Max, 23," and the second is "Eve, 19." The sex toys are functional ceramic toys that are 100% bodysafe, from my line of Shagware by Paperclip Pottery. I run Paperclip Pottery by myself out of Brooklyn, and these toys are a new addition to the New Museum gift shop in New York City.
I'm interested in our daily rituals, the stories we tell that shape our identities, and the stigma around sexuality and taking up space as women. You can see more of my work including my performance and sculpture on my website at miaschachter.com.
@artists_studios thank you for the opportunity <3