MOON PAINTINGS

Flow of Life is a collection of 13 menstrual moon paintings. For one lunar year, Marisa’s vagina and gravity were her paintbrush in this personal yet universal exploration. She practiced free-bleeding onto a large sheet of circular paper for 13 continuous months as personal research for health and understanding. Each painting is accompanied with a reflecting poem, influenced by her emotional and philosophical state.

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Dimensions — 110cm / 43” diameter
Created — June 2021 - May 2022
Medium — Menstrual Blood & Hand-Pressed Organic Indian Paper
* #6 includes footprints from Marisa’s Mother

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TURBULENCE

turbulence is thought 
to be a primary driving force 
in the early stages
of light formation

DUALITY

life is experienced 
through reflection 
two mirrors see infinity

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CREATION

the light of creation 
resides deep within my skin
even when looking out
i am looking in

ORGANIC MANIFESTATION

i must move to the mood
of the organic manifestation
i am

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COMING INTO BEING

i only seem to live 
when i offer myself
to become

I AM

the beauty of perception 
is that we can change it
a small bending of light alters 
our entire perspective of reality

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WALKING THROUGH TIME

but why am i
here, walking through time?
what is the purpose of dying
during the act of every living breath?

FAMILY WITHIN

nature, river of love
we carry the same waters
i carry them red

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MOTHERSHIP

the invisible moon 
hangs in the sky effortlessly 
how do i approach this fear
with curiosity?

AS LOVE TURNS

what if i would name
emptiness ‘Love’?
would i melt
into the heart of creation?

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home-1

HOME

study of home
learning that when i go high
i will go low

HOLY TRINITY

man comes from woman
man is woman
woman is man

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EMBRACING EMPTINESS

and as i consider 
my own nature
i breathe my mind full 
with emptiness

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