The Body is the Heaviest Burden explores themes of aging and growth through semiabstract works with an emphasis on the female form. The dichotomy between life and death, and the looming anxiety surrounding the progression of time and loss of youth, are investigated in relation to the artist’s experience. How does the body exist as it ages, and how do we come to terms with the inevitable process of getting old? Textural mixed media works utilizing elements of photography, painting, ceramic and found objects traverse these ideas and are an ode to metamorphosis and the capacity of the human body. Exhibited at BOOK/SHOP and the Oliver Center.