Hip Bone Series
December 25, 2017
My Hip Bone series was much inspired by Georgia O'Keefe's and Frida Kahlo's works. O'Keeffe fragmented the flowers to abstraction, her works reminded huge vaginas and she was supposed to be one of the first feministic artists. The second artist Kahlo always painted the anatomic parts of the body — this was the way she depicted pain. When Frida lost her baby, she made a painting with hip bones, which was one of the reasons for miscarriage.
I was born with a hip bones trauma and it caused pain until I was 11 years old. 20 years later the trauma became the reason for C-section because I couldn't bring my child to birth by myself. I always felt failure about that. The painting is about birth pain and the death, women fears and fragility. In this triptych, I showed the metaphor of inner, particularly women pain, because the hip bones are more intimate, then even groin. At that time I was inspired by Francis Bacon, who usually depicted the subject in three dimensions, so I did.