A Notch in His Belt (2017)

40in x 40in x .5in

Materials: Baby blanket, lace, and thread.

The baby blanket is a virginal symbol of purity, with a small island of lace labia in the center. The piece is benign at first sight, masking an age-old saying that is used to refer to female sexual conquests as being another “notch” in a man’s belt. This “notch” is represented by the small white lace strip in the exterior edge of the piece, which signifies a piece that has been changed or removed from the previously whole ring. Pictured: San Diego Art Institute in Potluck Mythodologies Group Exhibition (2017).