Lascia Ch'io Pianga
“Lascia Ch’io Pianga” uses the female body as photographic subject matter, and transforms the original subjects into objects through the physical manipulation of my own original photographic prints with various techniques such as burning, tearing, crumbling, scratching. The processes themselves are an act of re-interpretation of my own original images, and create layers of meanings for each individual piece through the process of making. This body of work is a manifestation of my experience being a woman, and it deals with the issue of objectifications, of the paradoxes of simultaneous submission and resilience, restraint and desire. “Joan of Arc” is a large scale wet plate collodion installation piece that combines the symbolic meaning of the crucification with the myth of Joan of Arc to continue the exploration of this paradoxical female image.