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Year: 2023

Technique: Mixed Media, Chinese Ink, Charcoal and White Pencil on Paper

Paper: FineArt Baryta Hahnemühle

Finish: Silk/Satin Finish on a Fine Art Heavyweight Base of 315gsm


30 x 40cm – Limited Edition of 7

37 x 50cm – Limited Edition of 5

60 x 80cm – Limited Edition of 3

The Story

“Forbidden Fruit” – As a metaphor outside of the Abrahamic religions, the phrase typically refers to any indulgence or pleasure that is considered illegal or immoral.

But, “The forbidden fruit for women” has meant the prohibition of many things: Knowledge, freedom, sex, expression, autonomy…

In this piece, I capture the beginning of a series of self-portraits where I embody and protest, through my own experiences and intimate experiences, against the sexual stigmatization that so many women still experience today.

“Forbidden Fruit” focuses its message on self-eroticism, self-satisfaction, not only sexual, but on a personal, family and social level… my own body as a generator and receiver of joy and pleasure. As a source of creation.

This piece is closely linked to an experience I had several years ago, a photography student asked me to pose for her for a task, at that time I lived in a violent and possessive relationship, I remember that when she asked me, I immediately I felt like doing it, but a few moments later, fear invaded me: What if my partner doesn’t like it? If you don’t approve? And if he thinks that I am “wanting to provoke” men if I do this?… He only agreed to “give me permission” if my face and buttocks were not visible… but when I saw the photograph I could “read” in my, the grief… all my body language screamed “fear”… it was a photo in the same position as this painting, from behind, even she noticed my fear and told me: “Don’t worry, just part of your back will be seen I felt so divided internally…

Now, so much time later… without prejudice and without repression, I see myself naked and free, reconciled with my body, my freedom and my autonomy.

After a lifetime of repression and secrecy, the enjoyment of sexuality in women faces a revolution for equality, visibility, freedom and the normalization of their instincts and drives beyond love, their sexuality as a crucial aspect of their identity and emancipation.

For women, today still exercising our sexuality is a political act.

Limited Edition Fine Art Prints, specially curated for discerning collectors and prestigious galleries.

Crafted with utmost care and precision, these Museum Quality Limited Edition Fine Art Prints are meticulously produced on heavyweight archival fine art paper, which is manufactured to an exceptionally high quality and exuding an unparalleled level of detail and depth. A premium coating guarantees prints meet the standards of museums and galleries and this, coupled with the use of archival pigment inks, allows us to create the Highest Quality Fine Art Prints, designed to last a lifetime.

All limited edition prints are personally signed and numbered by the me, Carolina Escalante.

To guarantee the authenticity of your investment, every Fine Art Print of Limited Edition is accompanied by a meticulously crafted Certificate of Authenticity, providing you with the assurance that you are acquiring an exclusive work of art.

The dimensions provided encompass the full paper size, including a delicate 2cm border, adding an elegant touch to the overall presentation of the artwork.

Please note that our prints are shipped unframed, allowing you the flexibility to choose a frame that perfectly complements your taste and decor. Also, I offer to framed them with an extra cost.

In addition to the stated edition sizes, the artist reserves the right to create up to two Artist Proofs for each artwork.

To ensure the durability and beauty of your Limited Edition Fine Art Prints, It is important to avoid direct contact with sunlight. If you want to save the artwork, instead of having it exposed, it should be done in a drawer and protected with a tissue paper or any other soft paper.

If you exhibit the artwork in a room, it must be protected by glass or methacrylate with UV protection.

If you want to frame it, the materials must be acid free as well as the passepartout. If the frame is made of wood and is in direct contact with the photo, it must be made of natural wood and without varnish.

Adhesives must also be acid free. If not, any other adhesive could leave yellow marks and deteriorate the support.

The work should never be touched directly with the hands in order to avoid leaving traces of grease or moisture. You have to touch it with cotton gloves like the ones that we enclose inside the package.

Do not screw the photograph back on after it has been removed from the tube in case you have received it like that.

Store the work in a cool, dry place preferably at a room temperature between 10º and 30º with a relative humidity between 49% and 60%.

If you have acquired more than one photograph, they should never be touched between them since the surface is very sensitive. You should always put a tissue paper or, at least, another soft paper between the both of them.

I also recommend you keep your fine art print stored as it is sent, until it is ready for framing. It is best if a professional framer unwraps and frames your print for you, but if you need to handle it for any reason, please take care (especially with the larger sizes) and wear the cotton gloves included in the package.

Receive a thoughtful touch with every purchase – a pair of pristine white cotton gloves and a personalized postcard.

To ensure the safe delivery of your artwork, we take utmost care in packaging. Depending on the size, your piece will be shipped flat or rolled in a secure tube, carefully encased in bubble wrap for maximum protection.

As a token of appreciation for our esteemed customers, all my Fine Art Limited Edition Prints include free worldwide shipping, enabling art enthusiasts from all corners of the globe to relish in the beauty of these exceptional Fine Art Prints.

To ensure a seamless and satisfying experience, tax is thoughtfully included in all product prices.

For more details about delivery times, shipping options, and other aspects related to the delivery of your Signed Fine Art Prints, I invite you to review the Frequently Asked Questions section at this link.

Your satisfaction is our priority. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your Collectible Fine Art Print, please contact me through the refunds page at this link to discuss return or exchange options.

The copyright of each Limited Edition Fine Art Print Art is the exclusive property of Carolina Escalante. Each print is marked with the artist’s copyright to protect their intellectual property and ensure that her work is respected and recognized. When you purchase a print, you acquire the right to display it in your home or office, but you do not have permission to reproduce, distribute, or use it commercially without the artist’s express consent. For more information about copyright usage, please refer to our terms and conditions.

All the images on this website are © Carolina Escalante (unless stated otherwise) and may not be copied, downloaded or used in any way without the artist’s permission. If you would like to use an image, please read through our image licensing page or contact us directly. 

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