Wearable Analysis Of My Menstruation
Glass, tampons, compresses and silver. 2013 / 2014.
Photo: René Rioux
The project "Wearable analysis of my menstruation“ proposes a series of 5 jewelry pieces created with tampons and sanitary napkins and completed with glass.
Jewels have been in human history and specially that of women, since ever. Sometimes as simple ornaments, other times as amulets or emblems, others with added functionality and in many cultures as wealth symbols. They have been always objects of exhibition, in contrast, menstruation, a basic and natural process in the women's bodies, has always been hidden.
Half of the humanity are women, they bleed every 28 days for a period of 3 to 5 days. It is interesting though, that despite the recurrence of this process, menstruating women have been object of taboos, and referred to as impure, soiled or sinful in different cultures and ages.