The unique journey of life invites us to always carry on. We are asked frequently to separate our emotional state from our physical state, in order to properly keep our regimen in the daily grind. For this work, I asked that the person slow down and acknowledge a place on their body that harbored pain, pleasure or enlightenment.

The conceptual ideas going into each form is centered around the human experience such as human fragility, the impermanence of life and the emotional state and spirituality. Each model granted an informal interview about their practices of self-care and how they created body positivity within themselves.

They incorporate a comment on the weight of everyday life, the importance of self-preservation choices and how everyday women overcome negative self-image and regain certainty in themselves.

It is our physical bodies that carry us, but our emotions that drive us. Through this work, the person can connect emotion with a physical place on the body. It is through their acknowledgement, strength is gained. In this way, I am furthering my exploration of the female form and continuing creative ways of displaying the final forms produced.

Each bronze piece brings light and fantasy to the feminine beauty and shows an aesthetic of physical and conceptual spirituality of each individual.

I created this body of work to promote cultural healing and to encourage a safe space for open dialog among women about sensitive subjects.

  • 1 Upward Bronze

    Upward
    Bronze
    2020

  • 1 Upward Bronze Detail

    Upward (detail)
    Bronze
    2020

  • 2 Behind

    Behind
    Bronze
    2020

  • 3 Around Bronze

    Around
    Bronze
    2020

  • 3 Around Bronze Detail

    Around (detail)
    Bronze
    2020

  • 4 Femme Silver Gel

    Femme
    Silver gelatin print
    2020