I was inspired to make these sculptures after visiting Drach Caves in Mallorca, where stalagmites and stalactites seemed to resemble groups of people. While I was surrounded by this nature-made art, I wanted to emulate nature. Stalagmites are created by the dripping of dissolved calcite over thousands of years; this is what moved me to make these sculptures using the drip method.
Month: August 2015
Christine Stoddard is a Salvadoran-Scottish-American fairy punk. Her words and images have appeared in The Feminist Wire, Bustle, The Huffington Post, Jezebel, The Acentos Review, The Brooklyn Quarterly, Luna Luna, The Southeast Review, Steer Queer, The Hispanic Culture Review, the New York Transit Museum, and beyond. She edits Quail Bell Magazine from her kingdom by the sea.
Multimedia artist Christine Stoddard explores layers of representation. Her solo show of digital collages, “Little Stories” is on display at WriterHouse in Charlottesville, Virginia (July & August 2015).
We have so many phrases and sayings in Al-Anon to help with states like this: “Easy does it,” “First things first,” “Keep it simple.” Sometimes they ring so hollow.
As a deaf child, I spent a lot of time by myself. I was aware of myself as being “looked at” and often speculated, unproductively, about what others saw.
Perhaps aptly, questions about love run through my work.
This essay was a chance for us, individually and collectively, to speak back to some of those expectations and mandates placed on women.