Sunday, November 11, 2012
This image is a self portrait of Laura Aguilar. She places herself in a landscape in which she becomes one with nature. Instead of the traditional pose of the female body reclining, she positions herself in a manner that allows her to blend in with her surroundings. Her body becomes the mountains that border the lake before her and reflect her image. Laura continuously challenges social norm's perception of beauty as an obese, dyslexic, latina, and lesbian photographer and refuses to conform in her art. In this work she represents her body as a landscape, almost as a sculpture, and shows her courage to embrace her body despite what others may think.