Stephanie Gerhart

Lewisville, Texas
IG: shteph_shtuff

With this work, I investigate the mental and physical toll of the past and the dissonance that often occurs as we age through the use of experimental cameraless techniques.  By placing photographic materials directly against my skin during performative acts of self-care, I document my body as I reflect on the damage it suffered as a result of my childhood as a competitive gymnast, which is being exacerbated by the effects of age and time.  The resulting photographs are a poetic self-reflection on my physical form that embodies my struggle to understand and accept my deteriorating body.