Lisa Bagwell “Shrimp Mobile” beach tampons, wire, beads, NFS

Lisa Bagwell “Shrimp Mobile” beach tampons, wire, beads, NFS

Shrimp Mobile For a long time I bypassed plastic tampon applicators on the beach while picking up litter for art projects until one day I decided that their social funk would lend itself to a project’s power and so I started collecting. The idea of a shrimp came to me in a dream and the next day I made shrimp from the applicators and hung them in a mobile. Both women and men have not recognized the objects in the piece as tampon applicators which is interesting considering that half of women use this product at some point in their lives. Their presence on beaches is an indicator of rainfall that occurred and exceeded the capacity of combined sewers causing an outflow to sea of untreated sewage known as combined se-age overflo. When applicators wash ashore they call attention to our deep discomfort with the biological system of the female body and how far the men in our world need to progress in the acceptance and understanding of women.

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April 3, 2017