Gender-neutral & The Gifts that Keep on Giving by Andréa Acker

by Leslie Anne Mcilroy


“Gender Neutral” is an alienesque drag queen that doesn't mind what others think of her appearance; she is reaching for the 'Blood (red) Moon'. According to paganism, the Blood Moon is a compelling time to build, to begin, to create, to start something and flow into a new way of being, also time to shed old useless habits. So "Gender Neutral" conveys the idea of working on yourself, and not letting the haters bring you down. — Andréa Acker

Gender-nuetral

“The Gifts that Keep on Giving” illustrates a breast and a penis interconnected. Though few are born with both of them, they are beautiful together. And both generate fluids that create and propagate life. "The Gifts that Keep on Giving" conveys a positive body image, fostering the idea that sexual organs need not be assigned one gender. — Andréa Acker

The Gift that Keeps on Giving

The Gift that Keeps on Giving


Photograph of Andréa Acker

Photograph of Andréa Acker

Andréa Acker is a visual artivist from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She went to art school at Maharishi University of Management, a small college in Fairfield, Iowa (USA), where Transcendental Meditation is part of the curriculum. For her,  making art is a spiritual practice. During a class called "The Divine Feminine in Art History" she learned about Lithuanian archeologist Marija Gimbutas and her controversial "Goddess Theory" spoke deeply to her soul. Since then she started producing feminist art, honoring the matriarchal societies from the Neolithic period. Her work was censored by the school's art department and she now fights censorship and discrimination of any kind through her art.