In her study on the effects of objectification on women, feminist Ariel Levy identified a significant rise in young women self-objectifying, as a significant number reported feeling disembodied and engaging in self-spectatorship during sex.

 

This disconnect from a lived, embodied experience of sex was my response to the idea of touch in the context of womanhood. This piece posits female sexuality as subject, not object, making visual an internal, felt experience of sexuality. The layered, periscopic form of the piece forms a tunnel, and is a distinctly feminine form, echoing the passageway of the female sexual organ. The transition from artificial textures in the larger outer layers to organic, natural ones in the smallest, inner layers reflects a transition from external/object to internal/subject.