Artist Statement "Little girls...are over-come by envy for the penis—-an envy culminating in the wish, which is so important in its consequences, to be boys themselves." --Sigmund Freud, Three Essays on The Theory of Sexuality
"The dildo is a phallus-—a penis. And the penis is that by which sexual orientation and gender are defined in this culture." --Crafting Identity
A Thousand Dicks is an extension of a six-month exploration of my phallic fascination. The process of working with, and making, phallic-based imagery allows me to consider my relation to, and my perceived glamour of, the phallus as a lesbian/Queer/dyke, non-white, female-bodied person.
Bio (maría)petra fortes-schramm is a multimedia artist from the Salinas Valley & Monterey Bay in California, whose work deals with identity, and focuse on gender & sexuality. petra currently works & resides in Portland, Oregon with her wife and their two cats. Her likes include: coffee, crafts and cats. Her dislikes include: goat’s milk, drunk drivers, and pretentious pricks. (maría)petra received a BA in Music from Bethany College and has recently earned a BFA in Intermedia from Pacific Northwest College of Art. www.maria-petra.com