From the Obscure Objects of Obesity series of artworks these two small pieces explore the manipulation of the body. Photographing my own body was a bold move personally, up until this point I could not even look at myself in the mirror, it’s part of what I then described as ‘coming out’ as a fat woman. I was scared of making artworks about obesity, as I had lived from the neck up, in suspended animation until the day I would literally fit in and just did not want to be noticed physically. By making these works I had to confront those fears of admitting, yes I am fat and I am now making work about that so I really ‘fess’ up about it. Printing the images of my body onto fabric I displayed them within embroidery hoops, placing myself in control of manipulation and desired body modification.