I am 10 years old.

H300×W420 mm, H300×W350 mm / Silk screen, Lithograph / 2014

しょ-けい【初経】

思春期になると卵巣がはたらきはじめ、肉体的に成長して女性らしい体つきへと変化する。

初経を迎えることは、すなわち女性としての義務を果たせる身体になることだ。しかし少女の多くは「子どもを産める=生殖可能となった身体」に心が伴わず不安を抱いている。

 

On the day when I just watched the swimming class for the first time,

I felt a sense of guilt at the sanitary napkin which I hid in my skirt’s pocket.

menarche[mənɑ́ːrki]

At puberty, a girl’s ovaries begin to function.

And she grows up physically and the shape of her body becomes more and more feminine.

Reaching first menstruation means that her body can perform the duty as a female.

However, most girls feel anxious about their “body which can bear a baby =  body which has become possible to reproduce

​少女の死に寄せて

H90×W250×D350 mm / Silk screen / 2015

​枕元

H350×W590 mm / Silk screen / 2014