Perfect Woman speaks to an acceptance of my vulnerability as a woman in a culture that bombards us with an "ideal" female form. As an adolescent who briefly succumbed to those cultural pressures, I have worked hard to change my beliefs about the "perfect" woman. I constantly question the daily messages I receive about who she is.
This piece arose from a brief exercise, yet had a powerful impact when it was finished. I realized that what I see as the "perfect woman" is in fact very different from the cultural norm. Worst of all, my ideal has always been different. I like rolling hips, wrinkles, many colors, sizes and shapes one would never see in a fashion magazine. I respect non-visible qualities and essences most of all. Through it all, I have somehow managed to hold my inner knowing. This revealed itself in the exercise. Because of this, I now accept my own perfection even more fully.