Hannah Wilke
Untitled (white), 1977
Hannah Wilke (1940 - 1993)
Untitled (white), 1977
Variable dimensions
Hannah Wilke worked with sculpture, performance, and photography to explore perceived ideas of femininity and sexuality through a feminist lens. She began her career making sculptures that evoke both the female body and the natural world using ceramic and porcelain but also unconventional materials such as bubble gum, erasers, and lint. In Untitled (white), the delicate folds of the shapes recall shells and flowers, as well as female genitalia, a symbol of female empowerment.