Manon Ouimet: Somatic
Somatic is a series of sculptural nudes, some figurative, some abstract. The collection explores identity in both archetypal and personal ways: an image can speak a truth about the subject themself, whilst representing a larger question or statement of the human experience. The series flits between classical forms and closer crops. This macro-micro dynamic play challenges perspective, drawing parallels between the human biological qualities and expansive planetary landscapes. The images work at both small and large scales, drawing in the eye for closer inspection or disproportionately enlarging details to abstract forms.