Curious to know the story behind the print, we imagine? Because, seriously - are there boobs and vulvas floating in space?!
Yes, you saw that correctly! 👀 We've made female empowerment prints before this one. Remember the 'Power Pants' design, in which we illustrated the first three women that started to wear pants instead of skirts? We featured our own illustrations of Marlene Dietrich, Coco Chanel and Katherine Hepburn.
In 2022 we are taking it to a different level. Celebrating the female body parts, that are often forbidden to be shown on social media. We created a visual that suggests a cocktail of gravitational elements and, at the same time, it is a clear attempt to normalise the most hidden body parts of our women's bodies.
Even though it is not the same thing that in one part of the world, female nipples are not allowed to be shown, and in another part of the world, that female genital cutting is still legal and commonly practiced, it shows on different levels the denial and depreciation of female bodies.
In many areas the female body is still an unknown. Most of medicine so far has been developed on what science knows about the huMAN body, so usually a man's body. Not to talk about female sexuality, which only recently has started to pick up in terms of scientific research or public conversations about it.
The visual clues of the print are inspired by three female artists, who in their time where not recognized as the inspiring artists, that they were. A big part of that was, that their art was steps ahead the time it was made. The artists connected their spiritual journey with their art and the result is simply beautiful.
Get to know the artists:
Agnes Pelton (1881-1961 Germany, USA)
Interested in theosophy, buddhism, Agni yoga, dao, astrology. She represented spirituality through a modernist lense. She got her inspiration from within and her paintings refer to spiritual fulfilment and the journey towards it. We love the depth and symbolism she used, and that she was way ahead of her time.
Hilma Af Klint (1862-1944 Sweden)
She never sketched a drawing before pain- ting the final piece, she channeled what came to her mind right after spiritism sessions. Fresh ideas straight from her unconscious with no judgment over what was coming through, and the result is incredibly beautiful.
Georgia O ́Keeffe (1887-1986 USA)
This artist painted the outside world impregnating it with her very personal perception. She abstracted flowers, buffalo skulls and desert mountains, enlarging them until not recognising what they were in the first place - sometimes suggesting female genital shapes but never recognizing it.
SO! This print does not hide it anymore! 'Space Bodity' highlights proudly our sensuality and sexuality as precious, beautiful, out of this world and essential parts of ourselves.