Breathtaking self-portraits by Peruvian multimedia artist Cecilia Paredes with an ongoing series of eye-catching captures of her body camouflaged against floral and other kinds of ornamental textiles backdrops merging the boundaries between subject and the surrounding environment. Some of her artwork is available to Purchase on Artsy.
“I wrap, cover, or paint my body with the same pattern of the material and re-present myself as part of that landscape. Through this act, I am working on the theme of building my own identification with the entourage or part of the world where I live or where I feel I can call home. My bio has been described as nomadic so maybe this is also a need of addressing the process of constant relocation. There is also the factor in my mind that flora as we know it, is coming to be endangered so with all these preoccupations, I think that in these works, aesthetics bind with the anthropologic in order to register fragments of personal and social memory”