Artist: Minerva Amiss
Medium: Epoxy resin, 2 x Ohne tampon
Size: 9.1 × 19.1 x 6.5 cm
Certificate of authenticity: Yes.
Hand-signed by the artist.
In this piece a tampon still in its casing and one that had been submerged in water show the size difference that can be achieved before and after absorption.
Most people recognise tampons, but most name brand tampons are filled with hideous extras, synthetic fibres, chemical additives, fragrance, dyes, chlorine bleach, residues of pesticides or herbicides* all hidden and supposited inside the bodies of any user. Ohne are a wonderful online platform that provide information, sell safe products and have CBD infused sanitary wear to help manage the struggle of period pains safely and with health in mind.
Sanitary wear is a necessity. Only in March 2020 were sanitary products scrapped from this sexist “luxury items” VAT category. The rest of the world should follow in Scotland's footsteps and make sanitary wear free, which they did in November 2020.
*information from Ohne