Wednesday, 10 March 2010

food and sex

'a woman prefers her husband to be a donkey driver, at home every shabbat to satisfy her sexually, even though he only earns 1 kab of wheat, rather than a distant camel driver who has sex once in 30 days, even though he earns 9 kabim' Ketubot 61a

women prefer regular sex to a higher standard of living... those, silly impractical women. (click on image to enlarge)

I have incorporated food associated with sex and fertility, including some from the traditional 7 species (I am a traditionalist at heart) - figs, pomegranates, grapes and of course wheat in the lacework, all of which is dripping with honey...

Monday, 1 March 2010

the ladies guild collection

this is the ladies guild collection, story so far... there is more to come.

these paper-cuts combine rabbinic misogyny with sexualised images of women in the form of a doily. the doily is an out-date, fussy, item used in food presentation - because it simply would not do to have a piece of cake or biscuit displayed in direct contact with a naked plate. The Ladies Guild is a the name for the women's group in traditional orthodox synagogues in Anglo-Jewry, whose main function is to prepare the refreshments.

they will be shown at the JOFA (Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance) conference next week. this week's task is to make a postcard. but which one?

the ladies guild collection (cont'd)