Bodies Are:: intimate/exposing/vulnerable/sensual/powerful/objects/weapons/fragile . . . .

What does power/ownership/control look like? And how does the power of another body alter

your own? Because bodies are so fragile & vulnerable, nothing is clear when you start sifting through

experiences & identities that have mapped, scarred & sculpted each individual body. Which stories are allowed the

space to be voiced & heard? And which stories are silenced or disregarded based on sexual identity, race, gender, class,

or professions where bodies/sexuality are utilized as a source of income. I am interested in how bodies are viewed,

acknowledged,read, respected, and objectified in different realms. How does that shift between environments of personal, public

and work settings? I wanted to find the stories of bodies and exposure in intimate moments versus public moments. How is your

gender and sexuality built around those moments and how does your gender and sexuality construct and alter those moments?
The medium of printmaking is fitting for this specific body of work. Printmaking allows the ability to make a repetitive set of 
images but

depending on the ink, color, technique of printing, the image can be altered to create a drastically different meaning or evoke a different set of 

emotions from the viewer, all with the base of the same image. As well as when talking about the ideas of stereotypes. Stereotypes have a way of taking 

individuals and wiping away all of their defining characteristics to make one repetitive image. Through printmaking and collage I do the opposite:

I take repetitive images and create an individualized unique personality with it. In my work, the act of cutting up, disembodying, and stitching back together

mirrors the ideas that my images are exploring: dissecting, recreating and then reclaiming/re-owning.

Unrefined Anatomies

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