By Patricia Frischer
Sarah Umles, The Residency Project, Constance White, Gerda Govine, Pasadena Poet Laurate and Jamul resident.
The basis of the healing process was an ancient Japanese technique called Kintsugi. Cracks were filled with lacquer mixed with powdered gold. By placing words on the body and covering them, the women in the project were able, in some instances, to give voice and closure to some of the pain associated with poor body image while at the same time celebrating the wonders of our flesh.
White herself has produced a whole series of works about her own body as you see in the video below. She will go back to Dallas for a 3 month residency and take this project to a further level, combining more medium (like fabric and acrylic plastic) to transform the project into the third dimension.