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Bosom Lotus Petal-3, 2022




This work is one of the Bosom Lotus Petal series. The theme is Motherhood. Lotus is a flower that symbolizes Buddhism. The bra pad used for swimwear/ underwear is shaped like a lotus petal, and I embroidered a spider web on it and a nipple in the center. The baby's hand is made of soft felt, and the bond with the mother is represented by the mohair thread wrapped around her/his hands. The reticulated glands of the spider web look like blood vessels that carry nutrients to the nipples.When the baby grows a little, she/he not only drinks milk, but also touches and plays with her/his mother's nipples. When breastfeeding, the behavior of touching and sucking the nipple is repeated many times. This is an important intimacy between mother and baby. In breast milk, the mother's blood is converted to milk in the mammary glands. In other words, it's the same as giving blood.The mother bets her life on giving birth to a baby and generously gives her blood. I think this act is the deepest mercy of love that the Buddha preaches.

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sculpture | fibers and textiles


13.00 x 18.00 x 7.00 in | 33.02 x 45.72 x 17.78 cm

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Studio Aomi Kikuchi

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