cries of pleasure and protest 2016

Cries of Pleasure and Protest is a series of small-scale paintings of women's orgasms. According to Audre Lorde, eroticism is an undeniable power of life. In Cries of Pleasure and Protest, the female orgasm is a symbolic and performative claim of the right to pleasure and the enjoyment of one's own body. It is a prayer of empowerment as well as a reflection on death. These little paintings were made in my country, Mexico, which has been drowning in its own horror for decades, between growing numbers of femicides, rapes, disappearances and torture of human bodies.