The Student Gynecologist by Judith Schaechter


Stained glass, 30" x 48" approx., 2001

"I wanted to buy this medical model, which demonstrates birth with skeleton parts--birth and death. Anyway, the model is too expensive, so I decided to do a portrait of it instead. As I sketched it became a Vanitas image, a la Hamlet's speech that starts, "Alas, poor Yorick, I knew him well..."--js


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Pieces
13:40
Ancestor Worship
Big Bang
Bigtop Flophouse Bedspins
Bird Theif Strikes
Child Bride
Corona Borealis
Cyclone and Cyclone Fence
Donkey Ducky Dream
Dream of the Fisherman's Wife
Dreams of Cheese
Dutch Tile Fever
Exquisite Corpse
Farmer + Scarecrow = Pieta
Foul Mouth
Girl vs. Mess
Jazz Funeral for Didi
John Fletcher Hamlin Is No More
Pale Oval
Ressurwreckage
Self-Portrait
Ship on Her Shoulder
Sitting Not Working
Slut of the Year
Snakes and Ladders
Speech Balloon
Student Gynecologist
St. Violentine
Swan Dive
Tiny Eva