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The series, A Loss of Control, combines photographic images and layered texts to analytically address the concept of control in relation to the body. This work developed out of my personal experiences with pregnancy, childbirth, and a chronic back injury, and my attempts to reconcile the need to be in control even when that was impossible. Although these experiences have been the impetus for the artwork, the pieces are ultimately about much broader concerns. They explore relationships between individuals and institutions as well as our cultural desire to be in control, and they invite the viewer to contemplate the implications.

Deborah Orloff

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