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"Each time my feet touched the earth I knew my mother was there with me. I knew this body was not mine but a living continuation of my mother and my father and my grandparents and great-grandparents. Of all my ancestors. Those feet that I saw as "my" feet were actually "our" feet. Together my mother and I were leaving footprints in the damp soil." -No Death, No Fear by Thich Naht Hanh
Dig for was an act of self love performed at Franconia Sculpture Park in 2016. Using sugar water as an adhesive, gold leaf was applied to the body after climbing out of a hole which displaced an amount of earth that equalled the weight of the artist. Though only performed for the camera, this piece simultaneously confronts ideas of body image, femininity and our disconnect with the land.
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