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Apricot Box

Leslie Erganian
USA - California 1999

From childhood through adulthood- fairy tales, myths, and even nursery rhymes follow us about, shaping us, forming us.  At an early age, we learn that beauty equals good, and ugliness equals bad.  We also learn something about the narrow range that is supposed to define a woman’s safety zone.

Miss Muffet sits and minds her manners, and even then, is frightened away by a spider, while Little Jack Horner gets to stick his thumb in the middle of a pie, pull out a plum, and thinks to call himself a good boy for having done so.

Apricot Box is about women reclaiming for themselves, the ripe, fruity, fragrant, luscious parts of ourselves, and about little girls, never losing it.