Body matters

Ghada Amer Green Paradise for bodies

Ghada Amer, Untitled,Ā  acrylic, embroidery and gel medium on canvas (2008)

Every week I read a novel by a Japanese writer with my friend ā€“ in her case the original and in mine a translation. Recently we read The Lake by Banana Yoshimoto. The main character, Chihiro, is an artist who paints murals for a living.Ā  She spends most of her time outdoors, engaging her whole body as she works. ā€˜I guess Iā€™m one of those people who always thinks with her body,ā€™ she says. Continue reading Body matters