Transvest

2002–, on , Various sizes, 22 works

Onodera began working on this series and continues to the present. It consists of human forms clipped from newspapers and magazines filled in with a photo montage of preexisting fragments of images—streetlamps at night, microscopic photography, scenes of historic buildings—and photographed with strong backlighting to produce silhouettes. The wide variety of figures, to which she has assigned names such as “Krio” and “Rosa”, are so strongly backlit that the images of which they are made are almost, but not entirely obscured. As a composite of many different images, each figure transcends and seems to embrace the entire world. “Transvest” means to cross dress, or wear the clothing of the opposite gender.

Dana Friis-Hansen “Transvest” Nazraeli Press, 2004

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