From Womb to Tomb
Florence Yip (2022)
I created this piece as a donation to Female Tales Untold, a student-led event which raises money for SafeHouse Denver, an organization which serves women experiencing domestic violence in the Denver metropolitan area. This event is led my students from Rocky Vista University, the medical school I attend. Female Tales Untold is similar to Vagina Monologues — it is an empowering event which celebrates womanhood with art in all forms, including performance with monologues and poetry as well as visual art.
I wanted to create this painting of the uterus, inspired by one of my favorite quotes: “Our lives are not our own. From womb to tomb, we are bound to others.” This was taken from Cloud Atlas, a novel written by David Mitchell, a book about about reincarnation, which interests me because I grew up Buddhist. The meaning behind the quote is that we have impact on one another, and there is importance in altruism.