|Nov. 19, 2004 - Jan. 16 , 2005
Love Your Tree
Spire, an offshoot of vagina vérité was included in the "Love Your Tree" exhibition, an installation of 16 women photographers, each uniquely exploring the mystery, power and questions to be found in a woman's body at ABC Carpet & Home (Broadway and 19th Street, NYC). The beautiful space was created by Paulette Cole and curated by Paula Allen. press release...
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Love Your Tree is the vision of Eve Ensler, playwright-performer-activist and V-Day Founder. After early performances of her latest work "The Good Body," Eve was inundated with letters and emails from enthusiastic women who wanted to talk, to process, to heal and to help. This reaction was similar to the response to Eve's groundbreaking play "The Vagina Monologues" that inspired V-Day, the global movement to end violence against women.
The images on exhibit at Love Your Tree are the work of 16 women photographers, each uniquely exploring the mystery, power and questions to be found in a woman's body. Each image evokes its own theatre of self-inquiry.
The art in this show expands upon the idea that we are all mirrors of one another - engaged in archetypal agonies and ecstasies that are experienced and expressed through our bodies.
These particular images were selected as a body narrative to open and deepen a dialogue about how poignant, injured, angry, defiant, questioning, proud, striving, daring and beautiful we all truly are.