Acrylic, Black Matte
8 inches (diameter) x 1 3/10 inches
V-PLATE (series) is the second part of a mathematical proof the artist explores, where the body is art, and art is a commodity.
The artist poses a theory: in order to end objectification we must disembody our fear of the body and recreate it as an object of worship outside of ourselves. After we have exploited ourselves willingly through self-worship and become fetishes of our own device, can we then step back and feel we own ourselves? Marquise aims to objectify the female sex organ (external) by using the rendering on a plate, in the same way a vagina might be used as a commodity by a sex worker. Simultaneously glorifying and commodifying the vulva in the form of a plate.
As sculpture, it becomes art; thus, art is commodified.