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Painting: Acrylic, Plastic on Canvas.
This abstract piece explores the emotional repercussions of being sexualised and objectified as a young girl in her formative years; I propose that, being compelled to adapt to that assigned role long before your own sexual awakening, might disrupt the neurological process of forming your identity and sexuality.
With this picture, I want to break up with the idea that my body is a commodity or an object for the world to own or judge. I also want to make up with my body; I barely remember what it was like not to hate my body, but now I realise that what I really hated was the "piece of meat" feeling I started experiencing in public at the age of eleven. For years I blamed that feeling on the body that attracted the attention of the meat-eaters, but now I want to turn my blame around, and I want to take my body back.