Series 5, Pie 53
6″ Blueberry Pie
Hand sculpted vulva art surrounded with cut and cut hand sculpted pie crust violets and a hand painted ring.
This pie celebrates vulva diversity and the violet as a symbol of sapphic love. This symbolism originates from the Greek poet Sappho.
Original Text from the Instagram Post:
When the idea to make carnations for this pie was a bust, my friend @gamingnortherner77 suggested violets and told me they had been used to symbolize women loving women.
I knew they were a symbol of love and harmony, but I didn’t know their long history.
“For the violet, its story and importance to the queer community can be traced back to Ancient Greece and the poet, Sappho (c. 600 BCE). From the island of Lesbos, Sappho was renowned for her romantic and erotic poetry, especially those depicting homoerotic desire for women. From her name originates the terms ‘Sapphic’ and ‘Lesbian’, describing female homosexuality.
Sappho composed over 10,000 lines of lyrics, once housed in the Library of Alexandria, but much of her work was lost through natural deterioration and poor preservation. It is believed that preservers actively neglected and destroyed her work.
In 1711, a translator censored Sappho’s poem, “Ode to Aphrodite” by changing the subject of her desire to a man. During the Middle Ages, Christian figures condemned Sappho and ordered her remaining poetry to be burned due to misogynistic and homophobic views of her work.
Interest in her life and poetry has re-surged over the past century. Unfortunately, people have only uncovered about 650 remaining lines of poetry. “The Ode to Aphrodite” is the only complete poem. Sappho appreciated the wonders and beauty of nature…
(Source- botanicgardens.uw.edu – Queer Botany: The Sapphic Violet)
Baked Pie 53
“If a kiss could be seen I think it would look like a violet.” ~ Lucy Maud Montgomery
6″ Blueberry Pie with all butter crust. The ring is painted with edible artists oil paints mixed with edible silver.
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