For my text Woman & Fertility (i) I quoted from
a book on Tantra: La verdadera mujer... hundirse en ella devuelve a
castidad. Es estéril, pues detiene la rueda del tiempo...
[The true woman... evolving into her brings back chastity. She is sterile, for she holds the wheel of times...].
Infertile. Already back then I wrote that most people would immediately reject the concept of infertility for we are socially conditioned to fulfill our biological function. Infertility must consequently be a deficiency.
In 2006 I wrote on the subject of infertility in an email:
"Infertility... is the inability to change. People commonly think that this refers to a change on the outside, but actually, fertility has to do just as much with a change on the inside. I am fertile... because I allow myself to be touched on the inside, moved, and changed. This ability to evolve in my core of being is true fertility."
Both paintings, Watergarden/Fertil and Watergarden/Infertil, are almost identical. It surprises me that people prefer Watergarden/Fertil, almost as if they wish to completely ban the concept of Infertile from their lives, just because it is so negatively connoted. However, the flaw is rooted in the way they view the world - and not in the object itself.