I photographed a woman my same age enveloped in stagnant water to mimic an adult womb. This body is surrogating for my own body: a woman slowly becoming an independent adult. The water acts as a womb, a space for a transition into adulthood. As I surrender into my inhabited space, I feel simultaneously comforted and threatened by it, but I remain there as my scattered flesh tones appear. Waiting, will I ever form into a fully-grown and whole person?

 

For this project I used the alternative photographic process Gum-Bichromate.