Shamans, Freak Shows, and Sluts

Ornate Gold Frame on a Brown Wall
Amiard, Nicholas. From the series, The Art of the Tattoo.

No fur.

No claws.

No bright feathers nor exotic pelts.

No tails.

No scales.

No intimidating fangs.

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Introducing… Venus Vocalized

Introducing Venus Vocalized

Small “Venus” statuettes have been found throughout Europe, in places like Willendorf, Austria. These relatively minute figures are known for their more than ample breasts and fecund-looking tummies. These wee stone women are some of the first anthropomorphic statues representing the female form. These “art historical Eves” have always been favorites of mine, and I could think of no better mascot for VV.

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