Pussy Paws

 

 
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I used soft and furry fabric that is hand sewn them into stuffed toys. Some of these toys are recognizable as cat paws and some others are more recognizable as vulvas.  I juxtapose the cute sentiment of stuff toys with the vulgar use of the word “pussy”, as re-popularized by President Trump during his election campaign. The last presidential election was a time where I became very invested in the sexual accusations that Trump blatantly claimed were false. This work was made in response to the women’s march – particularly the many slogans that proclaimed, “This Pussy Grabs Back”. The women’s march represents a moment of power reclamation through the unification of socio-political minorities and I hope to relive that moment in this work. 

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