"Witches, Midwives and Nurses" (2022)

On the corruption of the medical establishment and its role in demonizing women healers: A tribute to the witches burned; the women murdered.

Celebrate the midwife (left) for helping women gain reproductive agency. Featuring latin names of plants used as medicine for contraception, abortion, childbirth and to alleviate menstruation and menopause.

Celebrate the indigenous witch (right) for protecting the sacred forests, and who in sharing her knowledge of plant medicine, made it accessible to aid the poor and vulnerable. Her insight and practice forged the base of 3/4th of the modern pharmacopoeia’s plant-based remedies. Featuring latin names of common medicinal plants still used today.

This artwork was inspired by the book of the same title "Witches, Midwives and Nurses: A History of Women Healers". I designed it to custom fit the windows in the Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, to embellish the Blasphemy Altar that I curated for the WerbePause - Art of Subvertising exhibition in 2022.


Blasphemy, body image, sex work and LGBTQI+ rights

We may be familiar with advertising’s stranglehold on speech in public spaces. But around 70 countries, including at least 14 in Europe, also curtail freedom of speech with archaic blasphemy laws. Several of the works displayed on the altar have been the subject of blasphemy charges and prosecutions.


Other artists included on and around the alter:


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