bodily Image

This body of work began with a journey to the deepest folds of my inner self. It started with a deep desire to change my relationship with my body from one of fear and unhappiness to one of love.

I examined my love/hate relationship with food and the consequences of living in a grossly oversized body, as well as the gifts that this particular body has given me. The journey led me to a place of understanding of how universally food is used to show affection.

This work began with a very close look at my body. With my husband’s assistance, we took hundreds of photographs of me in the nude. Using my artist eyes, instead of the eyes that I grew up with, I was able to look at myself and see lines, shapes, and eventually, beauty.

My Buddha Baby
fine art quilt installation
24″ x 30.5″ x 2″
©2010 Laurie Brainerd
$1300 
 
Blubber
fine art quilt on sealed wooden frame
18″ x 18″ x 2.5″
©2010 Laurie Brainerd
sold

Cellulite
fine art quilt
17.5″ x 17.5″ unframed, 20.5″ x 20.5″ x 1.75″ framed
©2010 Laurie Brainerd
$650
 
BBW
print on fabric
16″ x 22″ x 1.5″
©2010 Laurie Brainerd
sold

Flourishing
fine art quilt
10″ x 10″ x 1.75″
©2010 Laurie Brainerd
sold 
 
Fruitful
fine art quilt
10″ x 10″ x 1.75″
©2010 Laurie Brainerd
sold
 
Fertile
fine art quilt
10″ x 10″ x 1.75″
©2010 Laurie Brainerd
sold
 
Food is Love 1
print on fabric
18.5″ x 5″ x 1.5″
©2010 Laurie Brainerd
sold
 
Food is Love 2
print on fabric
9 3/8″ x 11 5/8″ x 2″
©2010 Laurie Brainerd
sold
 
Food is Love 3
print on fabric
9 1/2″ x 11 3/4″ x 2″
©2010 Laurie Brainerd
sold
 
Food is Love 4
print on fabric
18.5″ x 5″ x 2″
©2010 Laurie Brainerd
sold
 
Food is Love 5
print on fabric
9 1/2″ x 11 3/4″ x 1.5″
©2010 Laurie Brainerd
sold
 
Food is Love 6
print on fabric
9 3/8″ x 11 3/4″ x 1.5″
©2010 Laurie Brainerd
sold
 
Food is Love 7
print on fabric
9 3/8″ x 11 3/4″ x 2″
©2010 Laurie Brainerd
sold
 
Food is Love 8
print on fabric
9 1/4″ x 11 5/8″ x 1.5″
©2010 Laurie Brainerd
$100
 
Food is Love 9
print on fabric
18.5″ x 5″ x 2.5″
©2010 Laurie Brainerd
sold
 
Milagro Diabetes
fine art quilt on sealed wooden frame
8″ x 8″ x .75″
©2010 Laurie Brainerd
sold
 
Milagro Impotence
fine art quilt on sealed wooden frame
8″ x 8″ x .75″
©2010 Laurie Brainerd
$150
 
Milagro Nephropathy
fine art quilt on sealed wooden frame
8″ x 8″ x .75″
©2010 Laurie Brainerd
sold
 
Milagro Nueropathy
fine art quilt on sealed wooden frame
8″ x 8″ x .75″
©2010 Laurie Brainerd
sold
 
Milagro Retinopathy
fine art quilt on sealed wooden frame
8″ x 8″ x .75″
©2010 Laurie Brainerd
sold
 
Milagro Coronary Artery Disease
fine art quilt on sealed wooden frame
8″ x 8″ x .75″
©2010 Laurie Brainerd
sold
 
Milagro Gastroparesis
fine art quilt on sealed wooden frame
8″ x 8″ x .75″
©2010 Laurie Brainerd
$150
 
Milagro Mellitus
fine art quilt on sealed wooden frame
8″ x 8″ x .75″
©2010 Laurie Brainerd
$150
 
Milagro Peripheral Arterial Disease
fine art quilt on sealed wooden frame
8″ x 8″ x .75″
©2010 Laurie Brainerd
sold
 
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