Sunday, 24 January 2010

wine, women and beasts



the context of this wonderful observation of drunk women's rampant sexual appetite is a discussion in the talmud about how much provision for wine should be stipulated in a woman's ketubah.

4 cups of wine eh ladies is what it takes to really get us going... as my mother asked: what about seder night? (where we are obligated to drink 4 cups, women too). gives chad gadyah a whole different reading.



the lacework is quite detailed, containing drunk women, horses, as well as sexually provocative women. And four glasses of wine. For a sense of scale, I've photographed this on my cutting mat which has a grid of 1cm squares. (the overall dimensions of the doilie are 35cm x 27cm).





5 comments:

Steve said...

Wow. Who would have thought paper (as paper) could be so sexy. What disturbs me a little is that what I find most titillating visually, are not the women, but the horses.

Might need to book a few appointments with a psychiatrist....

David99 said...

gosh jaq i love this one. the text left me gasping and the images are fab. is there are reason you did horses instead of asses? the horses are gorgeous (and sexy, i agree with steve) but less crude than the thing about soliciting asses..... overall it's so confident and brilliantly put together

David99 said...

that last comment was from me, zahavit, btw

x said...

thank you steve, zahavit.
i chose horses not asses, as there seems to be a whole load of associations about sexuality and horses, Catherine the Great, Lady Godiva...etc, riding, whipping, stallion... horses are elegant, beautiful and powerful. there is something about them, which despite being 'trained' (ie harnessed) there is something uncontrollable, unbridled about their energy...

jaq

steve - horses over women? yes, you need to see someone

Rebecca said...

Hiya. just to say that I really enjoyed looking at this piece of art - loving the feminist take on Jewish misogyny over the ages!