The Hermaphrodite

sumi-e ink + watercolor on kozo

30" x 30" framed

2015

 

The garden snail, Helix Aspersa, is a hermaphrodite; this means that it has both male and female organs.

During the mating process they fertilize each other and they both will lay eggs after the mating occurs.

This could be viewed as a form of equality with the sexes.