Anatomy of scars / Part II
Scars, both physical and emotional, are often perceived as a taboo subject. They are hidden and masked. We refuse from talking about issues with unpleasant memories. "Anatomy of Scars" focuses on the humane reflection of this theme, while pointing attention to the ease of scars. Each experience is part of the past, which contributes to the growth of personality and influences the way of looking at life. The exhibition interprets the concept of scar through various prisms that are presented through personal feelings and experiences.
The idea for the project came about in February 2016, when a woman approached a photographer with a wish to capture a few photos of her three-year-old son, who was diagnosed with heart disease and had to undergo two heart surgeries. There was a scar on his chest. The mother of the child wanted to preserve these photographs as a visual confirmation as well as memory of an important stage in her life. This meeting marks the beginning of a project, the first part of which was exhibited at Culture Palace "Ziemeļblāzma" The first part of the photos can still be viewed at lauraviluma.com/retu-anatomija.
The goal of the project remind everyone that in this age of perfection and beauty, it is important not to lose yourself and to break stereotypes. Scars are beautiful because they are part of us and our story.
Laura Viluma has studied cultural management and creative photography. During her studies, she focused on the direction of conceptual photography. Currently she is a commercial photographer mostly active in the wedding and fashion industry. The in-depth interest in the human body as one of the aesthetic expressions is reflected in her works and photography as a form of self-expression has become the means for solving the author's inner experiences. Laura has gained experience various projects and proffesional developement trips in Portugal, France, Spain and Russia. You can follow her work here: www.lauraviluma.com