Judith Hoffman
Healing
2006
oil on canvas
3' x 4'
During my first year at graduate school, I went to a Mariko Mori lecture and was inspired by some Zen Buddhist prints of women flying that she showed. What was most interesting about this was the dual construction of fantasy and power and its relationship to femininity. From this, I conceived of the Superpowers I Wish I Had series. I photographed myself with science fiction referential, sculpted objects, such as a rocket pack or power generator in the act of healing or flying.
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