Anti-Bodies

The series ‘Anti-Bodies’ explores invisible illness as a conceptual theme.  As with the landscape, there are many elements of invisible illness, which are ignored, over-looked or misunderstood. ‘Anti-Bodies’ explores the way in which people view the landscape and echoes our relationship with it; we often observe the obvious and fail to notice intricate characteristics.

The intention is to captivate the individual to acknowledge the subtle and concealed attributes of the landscape and everyday life.  By using the landscape as a metaphor for the emotions and the affected internal human cells of someone that suffers from Lupus, the intention is to raise awareness for the illness.

Lupus is an autoimmune disease, which affects the internal features of the human body that are not visible to the human eye, adding the label of ‘Invisible Illness’. The artist has lived with Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis since 2011, this has led to the realisation that many people overlook the fact that she is ill, because there is no visible difference in her appearance, however closer attention allows signs and symptoms of the illness to become more obvious to others.

Lupus, Striated Voluntary (Skeletal) Muscle Tissue, Muscle, Damage, Autoimmune, Invisible Illness, Illness, Hidden, Antigens, Chronic, Liechen, Antibodies, Anti-Bodies, Lupus UK, South Wales Lupus Group, Wales, Abstract, Macro, Photography, Amniguous, Ambiguity, Metaphor, Landscape as a Metaphor, Metaphoric, Embody, Embodiment, Red, Plants, Moss, Mold, Orange, Anger, Aggression, Intense, Intensity, Natural, Manipulated, Botanics, Landscape, Illness in the Landscape, Disease

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Lupus, Artery, Antigens, Antibodies, Autoimmune, Invisible Illness, Invisible, Hidden, Chronic, Illness, Anti-Bodies, Lupus UK, South Wales Lupus Group, Wales, Abstract, Macro, Photography, Amniguous, Ambiguity, Metaphor, Landscape as a Metaphor, Metaphoric, Embody, Embodiment, Red, Orange, Anger, Aggression, Intense, Intensity, Natural, Manipulated, Botanics, Trees, Bark, Decay, Illness in the Landscape, Disease, Landscape

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Lupus, Immune System, Immune, Antibodies, Antigens, Autoimmune, Invisible Illness, Invisible, Hidden, Chronic, Illness, Anti-Bodies, Lupus UK, South Wales Lupus Group, Wales, Abstract, Macro, Photography, Amniguous, Ambiguity, Metaphor, Landscape as a Metaphor, Metaphoric, Embody, Embodiment, Red, Orange, Anger, Aggression, Intense, Intensity, Natural, Manipulated, Botanics, Trees, Bark, Decay, Landscape, Illness in the Landscape, Disease

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Other work from this series is available at emzpowellphotography.weebly.com

Exciting Times!

Well I have officially finished my degree! It’s taken four years but I got there and I’m damn chuffed!

However that is not the topic of this post, that will come later on tomorrow, today it’s about a design company named VIDA that supports hundreds of millions of people [in countries like Pakistan] that are building the products in the fashion industry with their hands and are struggling to get out of the cycle of poverty, they provide education to these people and supply them with the groundwork they need to break that cycle of poverty! It gives people a voice in their communities and the ability to create a better future for themselves and their families!

Last week a lovely lady from Vida contacted me and asked if I wanted to do collaborate with them and be part of their Voices collection! How amazing is that?! So I done my research on the company and couldn’t see any problems with it, so I sent in some images for their moderation and now they’re available on their site, with my own page! Here’s the URL =  http://shopvida.com/collections/voices/emma-powell

Have a little look, some of my more recent work from ‘Anti-Bodies’ (that I haven’t written a post on yet, but will do tomorrow) are available on tops and scarves! Along with some seascapes I shot in Egypt last year! If this selection are successful I intend on putting a few more up.. Well hopefully.

In order to keep my work on there I have to get three pre-orders of each item! Which I am extremely hopeful to reach!

Here’s a few more of the details:

All items/designs of three pre-orders or more will be shipped to you within 60 days, they are all handmade items and profits from sales go to a good cause! A minimum of three pre-orders need to be made for production to begin.

I have 15 days to get my first set of pre-orders so if you like these items don’t hesitate to order one.. or more 😉 and please share, comment, talk about this post so anyone that would be interested in them will have the chance to buy one! I would be even more thrilled if I could see these designs being produced, so any help in with publicity on this post would be great!

Vida, Fashion, Tops, Clothing, Lupus, SLE, Systemic Lupus, Spoonie, Chronic Illness, Scarf, Vest, Ambiguous, Abstract, Macro, Trees, Plants, Botanical, Botanics, Sea, Sealife, Coral, Reed, Fish, Egypt, Tropical, Wales, Neuadd, Talybont, Talybont-on-usk, Colourful, Landscape, Nature, Bright,

Vida, Fashion, Tops, Clothing, Lupus, SLE, Systemic Lupus, Spoonie, Chronic Illness, Scarf, Vest, Ambiguous, Abstract, Macro, Trees, Plants, Botanical, Botanics, Sea, Sealife, Coral, Reed, Fish, Egypt, Tropical, Wales, Neuadd, Talybont, Talybont-on-usk, Colourful, Landscape, Nature, Bright,

Vida, Fashion, Tops, Clothing, Lupus, SLE, Systemic Lupus, Spoonie, Chronic Illness, Scarf, Vest, Ambiguous, Abstract, Macro, Trees, Plants, Botanical, Botanics, Sea, Sealife, Coral, Reed, Fish, Egypt, Tropical, Wales, Neuadd, Talybont, Talybont-on-usk, Colourful, Landscape, Nature, Bright,

Any feedback and thoughts on the products here would be great! Perhaps you could look at buying them??? I can also offer a 20% discount code VIDAVOICES.

What an opportunity! I hope that I start selling some of these so that it can keep going!

Thanks for reading! Hope you like my designs!

Don’t forget to pass the message on!

Finding Lupus in the Landscape

In 2012 I was diagnosed with the Autoimmune Disease, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). Since then, as a person, I have developed the desire to raise awareness of Lupus and those that suffer with it. However, as a photographer I am drawn to the landscape. I am drawn to the forms and smaller elements that define it, and how it can be used as a metaphor in a wide variety of ways.

Since my diagnosis it has caught my attention that knowledge and awareness of this disease is extremely limited.

Lupus is an Autoimmune Disease that causes inflammation of the connective tissue. In SLE many parts of the body are affected including the skin, muscles and organs.

As Lupus is a Systemic disease, this indicates that it affects the body internally, where it affects the white and red cells. This causes inflammation within the body and causes extreme pain in the muscles and joints.

Artists Statement

In 2011 I was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). Since my diagnosis it has caught my attention that knowlegde and awareness of this disease is extremely limited.

Within this project I aimed to look at the many ways in which lupus can be portrayed in the landscape.
Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation of the connective tissue. In SLE many parts of the body are affected, including the skin, muscles and organs. These are my initial attempts at finding lupus in the landscape.
Lupus, Neurons, Botanics, Landscape

Neurons
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Lupus, Decay, Platelet, Botanics, Tree, All Womens Art Competition, Landscape

Decay
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Lupus, Activated, Platelet, Botanics, Tree, All Womens Art Competition, Landscape

Activated
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