Touch

2016

Touch, installation view

Archival pigment print on cotton broadcloth stuffed with batting 

This work is a continence of my explorations of what happens when a body is broken down, reassembled, and reorganized. Investigations for this work start with the body as an object and how that relates to physical touch. Images of my stomach are made into pillows that are placed in an impromptu manner, similarly to how touch can be experienced. Society puts a enormous pressure on people to look a certain way, and when they do not, the stomach, and many other body parts, are deemed perpetual “problem areas.” Physical touch involving those areas becomes difficult for many. By turning my body into an object through image I am reclaiming agency back from society and the way it is objectified. 

Touch, installation view

Archival pigment print on cotton broadcloth stuffed with batting 

Touch, installation view

Archival pigment print on cotton broadcloth stuffed with batting