Hila Sela

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Growing up in Israel and the United States, I witnessed my mother’s thwarted aspirations and dissatisfaction with her physical appearance, and this experience has led me to explore her body type in sculptures and paintings. Despite this biographical source for my work, I am not attempting to reenact my mother’s specific situation or psychological state. I am instead concerned with a more generalized female figure and its proposed role in society.

All interpretations explore the connections between beauty and power, and hopefully prompt a reevaluation of a female body type that is typically ignored or dismissed.

Hila Sela

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