My nudes are works of duality. In today’s world, women are bombarded on a daily basis with images of unattainable, digitally-enhanced “perfection” and are made to feel like lesser mortals for not measuring up to these unrealistic benchmarks. My series of nudes are deliberately raw, unadulterated, unmodified and devoid of enhancement. While seeking to address body-shaming issues head-on, my objective is to celebrate the exquisite and formidable feminine form — the bodies of the mother, the mature wife, the nurturing friend, including any “imperfections” as these too speak to the beauty of the subject. These are not sexual pieces, they are ethereal – for example, in many of the pieces there are no arms on the subject, instead she has wings. These pieces celebrate the essence of a woman instead of focusing solely on a woman’s physical attributes.