My body is my medium, and I use it to discuss memory, empathy, and ancestry. My desire to connect with my ancestors through my own physicality has resulted in an ongoing compilation of what could be considered "self portraiture". Rather than focusing the camera on my individuality, however, I mean to represent the human and female form as a timeless event.
The fact that I use my nude body in this work has at times pulled me into engaging with the objectification and censorship of the nude. Many of these images have garnered misunderstanding, body-shaming, and sexualization, all of which pulls the work into a contemporary dialogue on why we approach the nude skeptically and with embarrassment. I hope that my work will push beyond this superficiality and instead draw the connection between something we all share: the body.
This grouping is titled "Self Portrait as my Mother".