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Krystal Oliva

In the Quarry

2013, Archival inkjet print, 32"w x 22"h

This work is from a larger series entitled Departing Patriarch in which I explore the freedom that belly dancing gave me while growing up in Mormon society. The costume is handcrafted out of U.S. currency to symbolize how a male-dominated culture is always on a woman’s body. I am in a quarry in Tennessee where I grew up, performing my own ceremony of separation, throwing testes into the wilderness and rejecting the power they have over me.

Krystal Oliva - In the Quarry

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