Vanita series,
(textiles & wax dress modeled)

This series of photographs explores the body, its vulnerable nature, its status and the body as a commodity. The series is inspired by meanings depicted in 18th century Vanita paintings. The dress is an extension of the body depicted as flesh, as vulnerable and decaying in its form, but powerful in its stance. It also reflects on the female body as an often consumed commodity. This parallels with the irony of Vanita paintings which reflected on life’s vulnerability and the excessive nature of life’s commodities, as the paintings then became popular commodities in their time.