Sacred Bodies- Photographer Holly Wilmeth

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Sacred Bodies- Photographer Holly Wilmeth

  1. 1. The art of transforming ourselves with make-up, masks, and “jewelry” [here in the form of nature, using flora and insects] is a universal phenomenon that has continually shifted through the ages. Before man and woman sought to vent their artistic impulse on a cave wall, they painted their faces and bodies as well as that of their children. Regarding the exhibit at hand, decorating one’s body in various patterns and shapes has been a part of the cultural make-up of indigenous tribes around the globe since the beginning of time. Indigenous peoples of the Amazon, for instance, believe that in this power to change ourselves, we demonstrate our humanity and set ourselves apart from the world of the animals. The subjects of this collection were shot on location in Rio Dulce (Guatemala) and in San Miguel de Allende (Mexico). Digital and alternative gold leafing processes were used in the making and printing of these photographs. The edition of these is limited, hand signed and numbered.

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