In my recent work, the metal surfaces are increasingly redefining the meaning of the human form. In the definition, a transformation emerges.
The nude in art is about allowing imagination to take over. The body can become an idealization of beauty, of freedom, of the feminine or masculine freed from sexuality. Or it can become a visualization of the psychological baggage that grows from definitions of beauty and our failure to achieve it in real life. These images are more of the latter. The metal ridges slash and interrupt the corpus. But are they injurious cuts to her body and psyche? Or are they splits in the old form, carried for protection like a butterfly’s chrysalis, now ready to be discarded as part of the growth cycle? Is this destruction or transformation?
Lucas James is a fine art photographer based in Manchester, NH. Anisotropic Images Photography.