I am a sinless seed
I am the seed of my Mothers apple
I am the seed of the seed of the seed of the seed
I am the seed of the original seed
Through her sacred flower
I gave birth to myself
I descended Mother
The light of Earth
I covered myself with the blood of Christ
Washed myself with the flow of life
I am veiled by nature
As a Fleur-de-Lis
I am given a gift
A shell of shielding soft skin
My fingers follow my truth
Touch upon my flesh
Profound pleasure when kissed
Behold, What a shame if missed
I do not deny myself
I am not a forbidden fruit
For the sake of sacredness
I open my leaves of unity
My Holy Fruit
This is Our Origin
This is Our Naked Truth
Flower of Life
by Marisa Papen
There is divine poetry in our sexes
"I was 22 when I first undressed in front of a camera. I remember this incredible wave of freedom and expressiveness filling up my entire being. »
A powerful statement from a woman aiming to desexualize the female body and express herself in a world that has lost its bond with its natural origin. She senses a need for people to connect with their very own being.
Marisa challenges conventional thinking around the body by emerging nude in the most controversial environments, with powerful cultural meaning and beautiful nature as backgrounds.
Her art inspires a dialogue towards greater equality and freedom on the political, spiritual and philosophical levels.
Her skin, her superhero suit.
Marisa takes part in different initiatives such as Plastic Sushi, a calendar about the plastic-problem that oceans face, and Earth Family, a non-profit creative studio and network for artists. Such work raises awareness of the need to act for the good of our planet and wants to be the spokesperson for the voiceless.
A free mind, to free the body.
Flower of Life
« If we want to tune into our higher selves, it’s vital to re-balance the link with our sacred parts. If we don’t establish a healthy relationship with our origin, how are we supposed to build healthy relationships on such unrooted foundation? »
Marisa Papen shares her uncensored Flower of Life, her vagina, with the hope of influencing a positive and constructive conversation that leads towards body freedom.
Art Can Die and Marisa are collaborating to create a monumental statue representing her Flower of Life, to be displayed and used as a walk-through gate. In addition, Marisa will expose a series of 13 moon paintings created with her menstrual blood that will join the NEW ARK exhibition of Art Can Die in Europe.