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Pregnant art, poems, broadsides

August 27, 2008

It took my friend Min almost three hours to apply this henna pattern on my 8 month pregnant belly in a free form pattern. We knew we wanted to include the words ARTLIFE and a line from the poem “My belly has never been happier than now.” Several people tried photogrpahing the belly (Kathy Talley, Michael Bauer and MIn) and my friend Jane White helped me design the page using a photo by Min. The image was reproduced using burgandy ink. At my baby shower a few days later, my friends helped me paint them, and a few weeks later, it was published as the back cover of ARTLIFE November 2003.

Find the original blog post and full text of this poem here.

A few days before we did the henna art project, I asked my friend Alan Sailer to paint an alarm clock set set at just past 3:15am on my 8 month pregnant belly. He found the baby’s kicking rather disturbing but he still kept his hand steady enough for this result. I used blue ink for the ARTLIFE page; this broadside was also published in 2003.

After he painted the clock and Tim Timmerman photographed it, I showered the clock off and Alan painted the chakras with letters up my body, neck and face, and Tim photographed that to produce an image for the front cover of ARTLIFE November 2003.

For the full text of this 315 Experiment poem, please go here. Scroll to the bottom.

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  1. August 28, 2008 12:49 am

    Cool ,what a fantastical idea. The henna pattern is marvellous, byond conceptual art, conception,

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