This Bridge Called My Back are a new series of paintings are made directly on the pages of Dr. Carl Heinrich Stratz’s book Die Rassenschönheit des Weibes, first published in 1901. Dr. Carl Heinrich Stratz, a German gynaecologist (1858-1924,) wrote a series of controversial scientific books on the topics of women’s health and beauty. His first book Die Frauen auf Java and later Die Rassenschönheit des Weibes can both be understood as examples of a type of pornographic racial taxonomy.

This Bidge Called My Back