Improvisation on the Love Theme
combines motifs of nature and sexuality with narratives of ritualistic displays of love and intimacy between man, woman, and child. Fish and plants, both symbolizing fertility, recur throughout the work. This is not necessarily the artist’s experience with love—Dorothy Dehner never had a child and had a strained relationship with her husband—but rather an “improvisation” based on existing tropes about love and motherhood.
–Caroline Coxe ’20
From the exhibition: Lover EarthArt and Ecosexuality (May 30 – August 23, 2020)