The Science of Beauty

The works of The Science of Beauty consists of a series of newly imagined school-charts using transgendered and intersexed bodies from the beauty of nature. Poetic and frank the artwork breaks the discomfort barrier regarding this highly charged and controversial topic of gender variance. The images portray gender variance (hermaphroditic qualities) not only in humans but among insects such as butterflies as well as in flora.

  1. Planet Gender: over gender en identiteit/on gender and identity an exhibition and conference organized by activist journalist Estelle Sleger and Journalist Photographer Marc de Clerq in Ghent Belgium and generously supported by the City of Ghent [Stad Gent/ Ministerie van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap/ Koning Boudewijnstichting/ Nucleo vzw].
  2. Gender Variance on Wikipedia
  3. Intersex on Wikipedia
  4. Transgender on Wikipedia
  5. Hermaphrodite on Wikipedia
  6. Gynandromorphs