A Vocabulary Of Touch

My practice aims to challenge society’s representation of the ideal woman and to disclaim ideas of women as dirty, messy or untouchable. In these self-portraits, I contradict ascribed taboos and celebrate the experience of being female by examining denigrated aspects of femininity. In the project I explore the sensuality of my plus-sized body and the beauty of flesh. This Vocabulary of Touch generates a new language around the sensory experience of the body. The tactility of the intervention on the photographs invites the viewer to engage with touch and smell in appreciation of the phenomena of womanhood.