"Her prime subject has been the body — or, in the feminist vein, the body as social and political object. She makes work both about what the body looks like on the outside, in all its sagging flesh and fragility, and about what it produces on the inside: pus, urine, sperm, breast milk, excrement, spit. Gray’s Anatomy was, for a while, a big source. She has made prints of internal organs like the liver and sculptures of arterial systems made of colored glass beads. She has made sculptures of severed limbs and fingers, like reliquary objects, and one of the Virgin Mary, flayed. Much of the work is delicate and lovely, but more than a few people have found figures like the one she devised with beeswax and papier-mâché, called “Tale,” of a woman on her hands and knees trailing excrement, revolting."