February 1, 2011 § 1 Comment
Still on my mission to offer productive body representations…
“The women you see in these images are educators, executives, mothers, musicians, professionals, performers, artists, activists, clerks, and writers. . . .Some are showing you their bodies proudly. Others timidly. And some quite reluctantly. But they all share a determination in altering commonly accepted notions of a narrow and specific beauty ideal.”
they are so beautiful, i could get lost in imagining the possibilities of their bodies.
this last one reminds me of my mother. her face contemplative, loving, wise. she seems to be absorbing her view through her body, with her body. somehow an expression of mortality. my mother is a deeply, wonderfully, spiritual being. this photo warms me: that it might be possible to be Whole.
visit the artist’s website to see more, including women of color, tattoos, and intimacy portraiture. i hesitate to respond to the jones’ use of the word “fat” as a part of her project. she is definitely pushing for fat-positivity, acceptance. i support the project but think it’d benefit from some more informed theory. but this is good work that needs to be done.
to me the women’s bodies here invoke womanhood, sexuality, and safety.