Petrified Body


October 2018

Resin, Muslin, Yarn and One Needle


Commenting on the factors of the dichotomy of hyper-visibility and increased rates of violence towards trans women, I begin to explore processes of immortalizing, glazing, and glorifying the body among tension and piercing.


Implying bodies though garment construction and seaming, emphasizing areas which dictate femininity and expose sensual anatomies.

Lacquering and petrifying body through preservation with resin; implying a gaze through caressing the form and application. 

© Aliya V Parashar

 Fibers and Materials

BFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago

MA/MFA Candidate California College of the Arts