Because I use my own nude body as my primary medium, my 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 want viewers of my self portraiture to witness a moment of purity, ephemerality and timelessness, together. I use self portraiture to understand myself in these contexts.
These images are an assortment from several series.
This grouping is titled "Self Portrait as my Mother".