This pregnant female model, I covered in flour and wrapped her hair in tulle, mainly so I didn’t need to ruin her hair, but so that her hair was not a distraction. It was interesting how this hair wrap connected to ballet styling.
I posed the figure with feet crossed so the line from her hip down was a reference to older fertility statues. As she was covered in powder I feel these highlighted this reference, and connection to the earth element. Her form was like a clay sculpture.
I covered her face with flour, and moved and shaped the figure into one of hiding her facial features. I wanted to express the blissful side of healing.
Here I am conveying the aspect of being submerged in a meditative state and losing an ordinary sense of self, and the surroundings.
Also the female pregnant body and its curving lines are used in the compositional elements and rhythm of the work.