"To my young self, beautiful sister, and other feminine creatures.
'Body, I' portrays the implications of perceiving the body as a separate entity from the self. This merchandising of the physique responds to social media profiling, where the body symbolizes a foreign reality. The multiplicity of identities is disorienting and can lead to a broken sense of self.
As a lifelong sufferer of insecurities concerning physical appearances, I found myself trapped in cycles of physical neglect. While my work today represents the journeying towards a new way of perceiving, I’d like to make aware that despite the consequences of body distortions being mentally and physically destructive, it is yet a condition that is applauded in distinguished societies. The collective consciousness towards producing disorderly identities is ongoing and this is a problem.
I felt disgusting in private, but in public I felt like a delicate flower."—Eirdís H. C. Ragnarsdóttir
"Body, I" appears in the 2016 Gallatin Arts Festival.