“Nuclear Family” by JC Neihardt is a series of ceramic vases and mixed additional mediums.
From the artist: ” This is a sculptural vessel piece. The measurements are approximate as the can be arranged to fit most pedestals/tables. In my work I often focus on the visceral parts of myself and my gender, referring to the body as something to be consumed, much like processed meat. As so much meat, my body only has as much value as others decide. This value can be determined through sexual value, mental value, physical value, and fiscal value. Much like most stock animals, my body is something that can be purchased and consumed. This pieces makes a commentary on the nuclear family, Mother, Father, Sister, Brother. The perfect combination. This is the way I have processed my gender each vessel is a different aspect of myself the feminine being the struggle and the masculine being the abused. I have been processed by the USDA and found acceptable. This vase set features photo decals of meat processing facilities, androgynous bodies, and swine flesh. It is reactionary to myself being misgendered and forced to apologize to those causing the harm in order to not rock the boat. “I do not owe you androgyny.” No one does.”