I TOOK OFF ALL MY CLOTHES AND IT FELT PRETTY GOOD

2015:  cotton thread on cotton

 

People who have chronic illness seem to either never be able to put on weight, or lose it. This might be because of body functions going wrong, inability to exercise as much as you'd like or the side effects of medication. Add to that society's pressure to fit a certain aesthetic and it's a perfect recipe for body dysmorphia.  This is the only piece with a character who has a real face, because you have to look yourself in the eyes and say: fuck that shit, my body is great.

 

Part of REMOH

REMOH is a project stemming from a lifelong interest in Ancient Greek mythology. Using the often overlooked female characters from these stories, new (often tongue-in-cheek) interpretations are put forward, pondering modern female identity, relationships and sexuality.

This piece represents Aphrodite Urania; one of two incarnations of Aphrodite which were originally proposed by Plato. Urania symbolises pure and celestial love as opposed to Aphrodite Pandemos who was about earthly, physical lust.