Shoog McDaniel, Boulders - Full Image

Boulders

Shoog McDaniel

Audio

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Year

2018

Dimensions

20 x 30”

Medium

Digital Chromogenic Print

Description

In Shoog McDaniel’s Boulders, the monumental rock formations of the American Southwest peacefully coexist with the round and bulging bodies of the models. The natural landscape is a space for persons of all shapes and sizes. It does not judge you. The diverse forms that its beauty takes – masses of color, texture, folds, and rolls – are the diverse forms of your beauty. Themes of nature worship and fat liberation pervade McDaniel’s work. “I've come to believe it and I feel like the work that I do is about telling the stories of people who are marginalized and not usually put on the forefront, and whose lives are beautiful and important.”