Taking inspiration from Eve Ensler’s The Good Body (a play we are planning to stage in February next year), Kate Clemmer and the community outreach team for the Sheppard Pratt Eating Disorders Centre are running a project to encourage young people to paint their bodies. They are looking for creative entries depicting bodies following the cue, “Like a tree. My body is...”
This seems a beautiful time of year to compare our bodies to trees. As the leaves turn, trees across the country are displaying stunning beauty. What is your perspective on your body? Like a tree, is it strong, withstanding the gusts and storms the world throws at you? Like a tree, is it fresh and alive, living and growing every day? Like a tree, is it beautiful and complex, ever changing and yet always the same? I’d like to compare my body to a tree whose roots are firmly planted in the ground, like a tree my body is rooted, taking subsidence form the world around to grow and develop.
How do you perceive your body?
One line answers – “Like a tree. My body is...” are great, but can you take Kate Clemmer’s example and paint / draw / sketch us your body like a tree? We’d like to display a collage on the website – if you’re up for the challenge, email photos of your completed work to firstname.lastname@example.org.