Blending into the Background

Body art by Cecilia Paredes (4)

Peruvian artist Cecilia Paredes uses her own body as a medium, by “wrapping herself in cloths or painting her skin, [she] places her body at the disposal of an environment that absorbs her in.” [1] Her work reminds me of Liu Bolin‘s camouflage art.

Notes about the artist: [2]

Cecilia Paredes was born in Lima, Peru, and lives and works in San Jose and Philadelphia, United States. Her recent photographic work is a conspicuous exploration of sensual surfaces in which the body is deliberately confused with nature and nature with the body. Paredes’ photography demonstrates that the body of the woman – her own body – is a sacred zone, not profane, to restore its perception as something miraculous amidst the technological chaos that currently surrounds us. The body is revealed as a tool, a space for signs, and a creation that is intimately connected to our surrounding natural environments.

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1. "Artist's Biography." Retrieved on January 7th, 2012.

2. "Cecilia Paredes. Biography." UN Education Outreach. Retrieved on January 7th, 2012.

Photos © Cecilia Paredes

Link via Mary Potter and MailOnline
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