A gif of the exhibition title, Ambrosia, in Hoss Sharp with various glyphs and images shuffling and replacing random letters in the word.

Natalie Iman

A glyph of a crayon.

At War With My Body

“At War With My Body” is a personal project discussing the body, both in terms of how our bodies function physically but also in a personal sense. Within the pages I chronicle the unique experiences I’ve had in my body, discuss how its malfunctions have negatively impacted my life, and share the tips and tricks I’ve learned on how to manage illness and improve this relationship. This publication is meant to be unfiltered, erratic, exploratory, and scrapbook-esque; the book itself is a body, and it is to be created and interacted with as such. In making this publication, I have gone on a similar journey to my health. I have gone through various stages of problem solving, anger, and acceptance; just when I started to resent the work for making me stressed, something would fall into place and make me hopeful for the future. I was intentional with the connections between this project and my health journey, but I did not realize how powerful these connections were going to become.

An image collage with handmade paper as the background. Images include black and white photos of the body in various shapes and forms and progress photos from risograph printing these photos on handmade paper. Off-centered and to the left of the image is the project title “At War With My Body” in Nunito and Narly fonts.
Handwritten signature from Natalie Iman in black.

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