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I have been studying crouched figures and the negative spaces they produce; spaces formed from curved stomachs, thighs, arms and breasts pressed together. I began carving these shapes out of wax and soap. Making the impressions of where the body parts would have been. Round bulges became hollowed voids and creases translated as sharp angles.

The shapes created, formed the impressions of bodies, as if their remnant. The fatty lye soap I was carving from had the quality of flesh and bone, of human remains.

Lye Soap, Hair