I use visible body irregularities to explore of how the definition of flaws obscures beauty in the body. My work creates tension between the reality of an object and its projected value by removing subjects from contexts that facilitate value judgments. Abstraction of the body flaws allows the viewer to confront value judgments that are particular to human bodies.
Context especially matters in the case of illness; is it possible to consider the visible manifestation of disease beautiful without dismissing its inherent harm? Is it possible to consider the visible manifestation of disease a flaw without disrespecting the body it’s in?