In my 2019 series, photographic sculptures create new bodies and body parts from portraits of skin. The title, Corporeal Mapping, refers to the psychoanalytic theory that when we think of a body, it’s impossible to think of the body itself. Rather, we conjure the tangled webs of associations we connect to that body. In this series I use shifts in scale and context to make the ubiquitous white femme body seem unfamiliar, and call to attention the viewer’s corporeal maps. The flatness of a photograph is maintained in these structures, in contrast to the dimensionality of the 3-D casts of hands, breasts, etc. I’m interested in the condensed depiction of intimacy and desire, and to see how closely these relate to the grotesque or a feeling of alienation.