“Womxn continue to face a societal minefield of judgement, sexualisation and censorship when it comes to our bodies. I want my art to celebrate womxn’s bodies, uncensored and unapologetic.”
As co-chair for Friends of Irise Sheffield, Bella has been focusing on how menstrual stigma and shame contributes to the stigmatisation and censorship of womxn’s bodies. She sees art as connecting womxn across geography, time and culture using her sketchy, abstract style to represent the strength, beauty and diversity of the femxle body. This particular piece is a charcoal sketch, influenced by the styles of female sculptors Marie Madeleine Gautier and Lindsey de Ovies, and based on a bronze sculpture by Miguel Fernando Lopez (Milo).
Dimensions:21.0 x 29.7cm (A4)
Material: paper on mount board/unframed