As women, we are carriers. Our bodies do not just carry children, they carry the unprocessed energy of relationships, physical injury, stories, and ultimately potential. Our bodies can be left with a deep need to be held in safety, to tell a story, to be honored and revered for all it has experienced – for what women experience. Women face the societal dilemma that others have license to scrutinize their bodies and choices. Lots of women have this same one sided conversation about their bodies – the potentiality of the physical. In these works the unfolding vessel with the potentiality to reform a culture that seeks to control the dialogue that women have with their bodies and each other. By exposing the female body and its interior biology we take agency of these comments and change them into a conversation about women, what they will allow both physically and mentally and why it is no one’s right to assert a boundary upon them.
About the Artist
Eryn Lewis is a Newark NJ based interdisciplinary artist and educator working in books, sculpture and prints to explore the personal and universal feminine experience. She has an MFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. She has received a number of awards including the Allan Edwards Award, given by the Federation of Canadian Artists, the Walter Rogalski Endowment given by Pratt Institute, The Maine College of Art – Arts Educator Fellowship and a two time recipient of Excellence in Printmaking Award given by Montclair State University. Her work has been show both here in the US and abroad and is held in the collections of Telavi State University, Republic of Georgia and Douro Museum, Alijo, Portugal.
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