(2019) a body in process - artist book + poem



made while I was reading and thinking a lot about feelings of dysmorphia and the confusion that comes with wanting to understanding myself. much of this thinking was inspired by the writings of Jacques Lacan on the imago and the mirror stage

we look into every mirror trying to recognize ourselves. yet the way we see our own bodies in reflection is less a picture of reality and more a projection of our confidence, our insecurities, our delusions. let this book be a reminder (and a comfort) that you are always changing, always growing, and that your vision of yourself is always a little bit distorted. 

*Jacques Lacan, The Mirror Stage quoted on pages 5 and 6
*John Berger, Ways of Seeing, Episode 3 quoted on page 11

© MJ Sanqui 2021