Our nature is our virture

collection of Michelle O'Brien

cotton thread on paper, 5 3/4" x 7 1/2", 2006-7
Adopting text from Monique Wittig’s 1975 novel The Lesbian Body, I traipse between worlds of sexuality, violence, and love. With images of the Abu Ghraib prison perversions in our conscious and subconscious, I enter into this territory of violence, permitting the viewer to reflect on their own sexuality and desire.