tannaz motevalli

Taxonomy of Alternative Genitalia 

An ongoing collection of drawings of alternative genitalia.

JUICE (July 2014)

JUICE is an artist book made during July 2014. Seen as a stand alone piece illustrating women's commodified sexuality through the comparison of breasts and pomegranates. In total, it contains three smaller books: one flag book, one book made from a plaster cast of my breast, and one mini portfolio box.

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Flag book

The flag book cover is made from photo transfers on pomegranate juice stained book cloth. The book contains images of pomegranates and breasts and text.

Breast book

The breast book cover is a plaster cast of my breast. The cast contains sheets of tracing paper with recipes for fertility foods containing pomegranates, hand-baked pomegranate fruit leather (with seeds), and wax paper.

Mini portfolio box

The mini portfolio box cover is made from photo transfers on pomegranate juice stained book cloth. It contains unbound pages in a stack with images found via Google image searches of "woman with pomegranate", "pomegranates", "pomegranate symbolism", and "sexy pomegranate."

Milking Apron (September 2014)

An artist book made of a fake sewing pattern of a “milking apron” for fertile women with 8 breasts. Instead of sewing instructions, the text on the pattern creates a poem of found text while researching medical and mythological notions of multi-breasted women to uncover how ideas around fertility have coded the female body.


materials: tracing paper and pen