Adult Womb

In my early twenties I felt an abrupt transition occurring in my life. Becoming my own person as an independent adult consumed me. Having no real home to establish who I was as a person, I photographed a female body enveloped in stagnant water to mimic an adult womb. This body standing in for my own body: a woman becoming an independent adult literally. The water acts as a provider, a space for a transition into adulthood. As I surrender into my inhabited space, I feel simultaneously comforted and threatened, but I remain there as scattered pieces of flesh tones appear waiting to form into a fully-grown and whole person.

Tricolor Gum Bichromate is the alternative printing process I have used to create this series. The process yields a full color image using water colors coated on water color paper.