If only I would be a flower
Playboy Germany selected Marisa as one of the 50 artists to art direct a cover for their 50th anniversary issue (July 2022). We veiled our original ‘Flower of Life’ image, the first ever NFT of a vagina, in a radiant landscape of 30,000+ tiny flowers. ‘If only I would be a flower’ is the first vagina in history on the cover of Playboy.
‘If only I would be a flower’ is a celebration of nature yet it is a longing to be celebrated for the beauty we naturally inhibit. It is a play with the edges of censorship and an anticipation for the freedom that is awaiting us.
ART DIRECTION - MARISA & MICHAEL
MODEL - MARISA
PHOTOGRAPER - MICHAEL
DIGITAL ARTIST - NEJC POLOVSAK (Twistedpoly)
Nectar of Life
On the periphery, where lava meets the sea, a moment of simultaneous death and birth sparks creation. Emerging from the void of light, the nectar of life drips down, creating a landscape of form, folds and deep mystery.
The nectar of life is the molecular liquid of all flowers, she invites you to focus beyond her sumptuous layers, to blend within her golden haze, to be her co-creator.
* ethically sourced honey from the big island of hawaii
A flower can only bloom of free will. When she is ready, she opens with full confidence of life.
Pro-choice does not mean anti-life as pro-life does not mean anti-choice. To us, fundamentally, life is freedom. We are pro-freedom.
"The complexity on this matter goes beyond my ability, and I believe anyone’s ability, to communicate in complete truth about this, since nobody knows where and when life emerges and begins. But being one of those women who have aborted in the past, I do know I made the right choice. It was not the right time, not the right person.
Soon, I wish to be a mother but saying wholeheartedly yes to this sacred task, is a slow, organic process."
We dedicate this image to the pro-choice movement.
Flower in Flower
I believe it is the absence in understanding and acceptance of our bodies that inhibits us to experience the world, within and around, as a spontaneous symphony. Sharing my Flower Of Life is to inspire a way of seeing that will once again bring us closer to the natural world that we are. Because to see ourselves in nature’s reflection is to embrace our beautiful complexity - and with the grace of embracing, we can accept.
A paradox of our times is that the natural has become seemingly unnatural. We want to cover that which is born naked & pure in the world. This covering, this hiding, corrupts the natural, makes it feel un-pure, and robs us of our humanity. My desire with this work is to re-naturalize & re-sanctify nudity and the body. To see us in the flower, and the flower in us.