Archeology of the Self

1997

Two digitally manipulated photographs as inkjet prints: each 50cm x 60cm.

Archeology of the Self 1
Archeology of the Self 2
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In this work the body is represented as ambiguous, androgynous, sculptural and monumental. Alluding to both geological formation and artifact, these images contemplate natural/cultural constructions of self. Fossils, resembling tattoos, are depicted embedded in the back to explore ideas of the body as a territory partly formed and occupied by its own (cultural) history and partly consciously controlled.

​© Alexa Wright, 2017