By Karla Wirth

Artist statement: Drawing inspiration from my upbringing in Mexico City, Mexico, I use bold colors and humor to reflect on issues of sexual identity, diversity, philandry and its toxicity, and the beauty and pain of intimacy.

As a sexologist, my work invites you to celebrate and acknowledge the power of your uniqueness and to celebrate diversity as a value and a human right. Here, I create a conceptual reinterpretation of a cactus, translating it into a powerful symbol of self-protection, resilience, and unique beauty.

Karla Wirth is a self-taught artist and sexologist currently based in Berlin, Germany.

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