Ximena Natera

Bits and Pieces: Light and Self

Suddenly living alone in New York City during the pandemic lockdown, I found myself paying attention to the apartment I inhabit and the signs of my presence in a space that never felt fully mine. I looked at myself obsessively: colors and shapes, pores and textures, scars and hair. I have always thought of my body by its parts: parts I like and don’t like, parts I don’t think about. Over time, this project, a document of time spent in isolation, also became an exploration of what gets revealed when you have time to look with intention.