Proud In My Skin - 24" x 24"

$741.40
$741.40

“I have always been a bit heavier, but I have almost always felt good in my own skin.  When I was in my early 20s, I made the choice to have a breast reduction. This changed my relationship with my body, for the better. I am proud of those scars and felt it was important to showcase them! As I get older, I feel like I have a responsibility to my body to take care of it and give back to it. It has given me my two boys, allowed me to travel and has led me on many adventures. As I sat, naked, in front of two strangers and a camera, it just felt like another adventure that I found myself and my body on.”

-adventurous model

THE BODY PROJECT: collection description 

In "THE BODY PROJECT," Mary-Jo Lough examines the complex interplay of self-perception, societal expectations, and the evolving notions of beauty and identity. Through her artistic lens, she navigates the intricate terrain of body positivity and body neutrality, shedding light on the transformative journey toward self-acceptance and the redefinition of societal norms. This artistic journey is deeply personal, stemming from Mary-Jo's own struggles with body perception. Collaborating with the skilled photographer Kelly Szott and involving 12 courageous volunteer models, Mary-Jo translates her and her model's contemplations surrounding these profound concepts into a captivating collection.  Vulnerability, strength, and appreciation are intricately interwoven throughout THE BODY PROJECT. Each piece bears imprints of both the artist's journey and that of the models, serving as a roadmap for viewers to connect with and contemplate their own narratives, struggles, and triumphs.  

Wouldn't it be helpful to see Mary-Jo's artwork in your home before making your final decision? Mary-Jo offers this service to collectors in Calgary and the surrounding area.  To book an appointment email: mary-jo@mjlfineart.com  

Product Information:     

  • 1.5” profile, wired and ready to hang!  
  • Signed, dated, and titled with authentication certificate attached to back        
  • All products used are professional-level quality      
  • Finished with a museum-level varnish that protects the surface from environmental factors and protects the pigments from ultraviolet light   

Shipping:    

  • Shipping is free in Calgary and surrounding area (Okotoks, Bragg Creek, Airdrie, Chestermere, Cochrane)   
  • PLEASE CHOOSE PICK-UP AT CHECKOUT IF YOU ARE IN THIS RANGE TO HAVE FREE SHIPPING - I will contact you and arrange a time to deliver       
  • Local pick-up is offered  
  • Standard UPS/Canada Post shipping rates apply outside of Calgary & Area - with a tracking number straight to your door        
  • At checkout, you will be given delivery choices based on your address, weight, and dimensions of the package.  Please contact me if the cost seems incorrect.   
  • Buyer is responsible for any import duties and taxes if they are applicable in your country     
  • Please email mary-jo@mjlfineart.com with any questions