“What is the body? That shadow of a shadow of your love, that somehow contains the entire universe.”
We are all familiar with touch; we all know the different complexions and textures of skin. It is the body's largest organ. It is there to protect us. It changes and develops over time from aging or damage. It scars and stretches whether naturally or incidentally. Although it is one of the most fragile parts of our bodies, susceptible to cancer, disease and infection, it is also incredibly resilient. Everyone has different textures of skin, ranging from oily to dry, thick to thin, more pigmented or less, tones of pinks or yellows, and combinations in between. Today there is such a stigma on stretch marks, scars, and blemishes; people can spend up to thousands of dollars to correct minor, insignificant marks just to achieve the socially ideal body type. This black and white series, '94-6 C', is an acknowledgement of skin and textures of the body.