Through Someone Else's Eyes - 24" x 24"

$741.57
$741.57

“I never took the time to look at my body when I was young.  It was a thing to be covered, ignored, disassociated from. In many ways my body represented pain, memories of trauma, disgust, and fear. As I got older, I worked more on my mental health. I believed I had begun to accept and appreciate this thing that houses my spirit.  I know what my eyes and mind tell me is there, but to see myself through someone elses eyes. Ones who dont know my history, my vulnerabilities, my fears. What would be the focus? The feeling conveyed by anothers interpretation of myself.

-inquisitive 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