Femme Fatale: A Female Body Transformation Project:
In my current project, I set out to provide a deeper depiction of beauty of “Black images” and “Black women’s bodies”. Within a historical context the Black Body (both male and female) has had to develop a thicker interior and exterior from the racialized objectification from the larger society and mainstream media.
The show is a multimedia presentation looking at domestic violence and the impact it has on women’s body images, self-esteem and self-worth. As heavy as this may sound, the beauty of the physical work looks at the hope and the resiliency of 5 black women’s bodies and their struggle to accept and celebrate their curves, bumps and warrior marks.
There will be a first time screening of 2 short videos that have set the foundation for this exhibition. This project has taken over 12 years to actualize.