“Women’s Energy” aims to represent female emotions and sensitivity. I asked my subjects to pose in intimate spaces in their homes and then asked them questions which prompted the women to relive specific memories and emotions. The questions were invoked in specific locations:
Standing in the closet,
“When you were a teenager, what emotion did you feel at the end or beginning of a new school year? Do you remember the trepidation connected with the new beginning, and the familiarity in knowing it was an annual occurrence?”
Opening the front door,
“How did you feel the very first day that you went out going to work?”
In the kitchen
, “What part of yourself do you relate to when you go out of your domestic and intimate context of family or friends? With others, are you interested or uninterested? Aggressive or submissive? Open or introverted?”
In the living room , “Is the presence or absence of a romantic partner an opportunity to grow or a personal restriction?”
In front of the bathroom mirror, “What do you feel as you contemplate yourself, contained in your own body, at once the subject and the object of your glimpse?”
These questions allow us to meditate upon our interior lives. Most of the time we stand absent-minded in front of the mirror, or leave the house without a second thought. We are occupied. Very rarely do we stop and look at ourselves and reflect. Looking deeply at ourselves, we can come to the sudden realization that we are not only a flesh-and-blood body; we may feel that there is also a part that is watching itself.
Revisiting our pasts and emotions, looking within ourselves—beyond our corporeal forms—we can experiment with moments of epiphany.