the flesh that carries me
The Flesh That Carries Me references the objectification of flesh through the processes of green screening and Photoshopping that aim to create a form of hyperrealism through image distortion. Para’s paintings focus on depictions of bodies that have been shaped, scarred and consumed by a patriarchal society entertaining a sick, distorted view of what women are. It examines how this insidious trauma affects women, and forcefully defines who they are. By creating visual metaphors for these traumatic experiences based on her own life and on the accounts of her models, Para seeks to transform these traumatic memories into narratives, thus giving the experiences a place in time and the possibility of a history.