“The many images in which she appears to merge into walls or is caught in blurry motion also suggest an urge to dematerialize into pure spirit. In lots of others, though, parts of her body are encrusted with dirt or slathered by paint and other liquids. She oscillates between the heavenly and the earthly.”
Francesca WOODMAN :: My House / Providence, Rhode Island, 1975
“Then at one point I did not need to translate the notes; they went directly to my hands” -1976 Francesca Woodman
Despite the initial boldness of many of Francesca Woodman's self-portraits, she simultaneously hides much from the camera. Her face may be blurred or cropped out or she may even turn her back to her audience. And then there's a suggestion of some ongoing story ...