Sandra Bermudez is a New York based artist who received
her B.F.A. at the Istituto Artistico dell' abbigliamento
Marangoni in Milan. The images are purposefully ambiguous
and intended to confuse the viewer on what is sexual and
what is not. She describes her work as "close-ups of
my hands and feet... when does sexuality die and just leave
me behind?" Her works "nenita linda," "mi
vida" and "mamacita" are titled after common
cat calls that women hear on the streets of Columbia.
These self-portraits intend to question the iconography
of women as objects and to uncover the woman as the subject
of feelings and thoughts. In these images I document a process
that is driven by the content and the focus of the activity
itself. A process which is a visualization of myths I have
lived and endured. These processes reflect personal conflicts
inherent to womanhood in our society.
The photographs stand as a record of an activity and a
thought process, where there is both action and reflection,
yet not a definite answer or conclusion. The images present
sections of a narrative that must be completed by the viewers
own response. By doing so, I wish to reach out to others
who might be able to recognize themselves or their thoughts
in these images.
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