“Placed in the first aid cabinet is ’Salad Pussy’. This book is about healing and protection for all women. I am approaching the unspeakable subject through a cultivated garden of vaginas formed by salad leaves.“
“A book whose heart is embedded in the elusive and transformative language of fairytale. Looking truth in the eye and gently embracing aversion, "Woman" is interwoven with haunting secrets caught in the silencing webs of family loyalty. She is at once torn and cradled by her winter garden and given a liberation of voice that speaks as it bleeds through skin-thin alchemical papers.”
“I am haunted always by the feeling that I have lived before. A sense of sadness present within me. Masks are creatures, souls frozen in time, suspended on ribbons of film. They are fragmented shadows delicately trapped between coloured layers, waiting for me to compose a new life.“
Endless thread of love connecting mother and child. The place where life begins. Dedicated to my mother, this photo-book is a reflection on motherhood. Intertwined with my experience of child birth. Intense in colour, yet beautifully rendered.
© Maria-Aurelia Riese 2023