I decided to take part in this project because I love elephants and all animals, and raising awareness and funds to support their wellbeing is very close to my heart.
Freud’s collection of objects and ancient symbology has always interested me. I found working on the phallus forced me to think about “sex” and what that means today, especially while working in a women’s charity for survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. I instinctively started pulling colourful threads from my colourful chakra fiber-works and wrapping them around the phallus, seemingly making ‘repair work’ on the plain and sorry replicas. Then I coated the heads in smooth iridescent enamel: transforming them into proud shamanic or wand-like objects, celebrating thier life force energy.