Searching for the soul, 2002

The human body is at the centre of all of our cultures, the focus of moral, religious, social and cultural rules, codes, ethics and taboos – intimate, symbolic, sacred. It is the object of much attention; common to us all, familiar, yet unknown; often covered, hidden – wrapped in mystery. It is in turn fascinating, frustrating, exciting, frightening, powerful, weak, attractive, repulsive, obsessed over, taken for granted and sometimes ignored.

In this work, centering on the human body as “cultural construct, inscribed with social, sexual and gendered meanings” the body acts as metaphor in an ongoing investigation of “inside and outside” and the relationship between the two.