The Emperor’s New Clothes

In my series 'The Emperor's New Clothes,' inspired by Hans Christian Andersen, I portray a strong black woman in powerful, statuesque poses adorned with relief prints of stockings and suspenders sculpted in clay on her skin. The intention is to question prevailing notions of beauty, gender, and race, especially within the context of classical art and sculpture, and to expose the societal fabrications that influence our perceptions. These are in B+W and colour (1m x1m) hand printed photographic prints .