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The subjects of her recent art are a logical continuation of the larger narrative of Benjamin’s body of work: She works to excavate the female human experience as she knows it. Benjamin muses on intimacy, sexuality, self-perception, body dysmorphia, and trauma through her avatars.

Her work is diaristic, approaching her subjects through the lens of her own personal experience; each piece can easily feel like a self-portrait. Her women are simultaneously self-assured and crumbled, standing defiantly on their own two hairy legs, yet seeking the shoulder of an empathetic viewer to cry on.

Benjamin uses her art to sort through her own trauma and self-analysis, and seeks to give faces, bodies, and narratives to the different facets of her own womanhood.

Author/Artist: Heather Benjamin 
Foreword: Reba Maybury
Publisher: Sacred Bones Books
Page Count: 188pp
Size: 8.5 x 11
Notes: softcover, full color
Date of Publication: September 25, 2018
ISBN: 978-0999609910