From creating these images two things have become clear. Firstly, that the role of women has greatly evolved from classical times in which they wore wet drapery and secondly that the act of shaving is a very sensuous activity that is intended to physically attract. Hence there are many contradictions present in these photographs.
Over the past few days I have been questioning why we shave our bodies. To fit in with the culture of grooming in our society? To attract attention to out skin? To signify or encourage the need for physical affection. It is a very complex grooming process.
These images were created as part of my PhD course work at National Taiwan Normal University. They will be exhibited in a group show at the end of June.