Feminist and activist Dafna Rehavia's mixed media sculptures provide a compelling and confrontational view of female genital mutilation, bringing a contentious and often ignored topic to the fine art audience. With clay, rusted springs, sticks, threads, and stains, Rehavia's Cutting series presents a full-frontal, expository demonstration of oppression, objectification, and violence. Her works, explicit and unavoidable, cannot fail to evoke a reaction in any viewer.
Rehavia is an art therapist and academic. She is an avid believer in using art to confront social topics, and many of her previous exhibitions deal with issues of female victimization and political injustice.