Acrylic paint and epoxy sculpt on wood panel.


"Forbidden Fruit" is a series of three dimensional paintings of fruit that have sculptural vulvas. The series aims to confront viewers with the female body part in an inviting and non-intimidating way by combining vulvas with something as ordinary and familiar as fruit. Fruit are also used as symbols of every day health and when observed through an artistic eye are beautiful with both similarities and nuances, just like vulvas. The sculptural component draws viewers in to take a closer look and really be able to examine and notice the diversity of vulvas in shape, size and detail in hopes to inspire acceptance and appreciation of individual feminine beauty and get people, especially women, more comfortable with their own body part.

Forbidden Kiwi

Brigitte Bernardo



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