the hermaphrodite

the hermaphrodite

watercolor + blind embossing + bookbinding board

39" height x 39" width x 3.5" depth

2017

 

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.