Internal Weather (Still Body)

Paula Rego, Amor [Love] (1995), 120x160cm, Pastel on paper over aluminium board. Image source: Casa das Histórias Paula Rego / (sourced on 5/10/2016)

Love and its twin companions, hurt and longing, are trapped in the woman’s body.
She knows their precise location, centre-left, yet is powerless to dislodge them.
She stares vacantly out of her body, because she is no longer herself, or herself alone.
Strange feelings have overtaken her. 
Work in progress, from my next micro-publication looking at artworks that inspire thoughts and feelings in me, about the body. Another way of looking at the self in space, of thinking the body into and as being.

About Maria GC Aragão

Architect, Quality Systems Controller. Founder and Principal of A OFICINA - Design e Arquitetura, E.I., a micro design and architecture studio based in Maputo that executes projects and idea-things. I practice at the intersection between meaning, aesthetics and commerce. As an external examiner of university student work, I look to architecture as an act of translation. I am currently furthering my knowledge in M&E and Quality Management in order to integrate multidisciplinary teams and benefit others through transfer of skills learnt in the building industry.

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