social practice, collage, photography
Effigies of Beauty is an exploration of how individual women construct negative and positive images of our bodies and secretly covet a private relationship with our emotional pain. This project honors the commonality and duality of suffering and healing for women. Essentially the project is a community sharing and art-making process.
Inspired by the traditional Japanese art form Kintsugi, (the art of repairing broken pottery using lacquer and precious gold) Effigies of Beauty considers our internal breakage and repair as part of the histories of our bodies; as opposed to something that needs to be shamed, hidden or covered up.