A caryatid is a stone carving of a draped female figure used as a pillar in Greek architecture. The great French master, Auguste Rodin, pointed out how absurd the idea really is in his sculpture, ‘Fallen caryatid carrying her stone’ (1881). And it is absurd, really, if you think about it; I mean, how is a person meant to hold up a building?

We spend all our lives in our bodies. Our bodies hold up the weight of the world during our individual lifetimes. Through the series Bodyscapes, I wanted to explore this idea of the body as an architectural object.

How strong the body is.

How frail.

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