Heidi Taillefer's Venus Envy painting

Heidi Taillefer - Venus Envy

Heidi Taillefer created this stunning painting titled "Venus Envy." Taillefer is best known for painting the poster art for Cirque du Soleil's "Dralion." von Scaramouche Gallery is now offering limited-edition lithographs of Venus Envy. Heidi writes:

The painting "Venus Envy" is a work emphasizing the beauty and potency of women and motherhood. The name "Venus Envy" is a play on words of the Freudian "Penis Envy", and implies the enviable female advantage of being the carrier of new life. With the predominance of taboos and limitations against women in so many cultures throughout the world, the piece exposes with pride and irreverence, female characteristics, whether beautiful or unsettling. It is an attempt to absolve women of their generally complex nature, and free them from harsh social standards foisted upon their physical, social, and spiritual selves. It also explores the sensuality of pregnancy, and the mystical and intimidating power with which it was once regarded.

"Venus Envy" prints (von Scaramouche)