'Her' body form is based on the ornamental form of the paisley tear drop shape or Boteh. An ‘Eastern’ form. I use ornamental forms like the arabesque, curvilinear forms, whiplash and serpentine lines, to create an alternative visual language for the female body. I feel the interior of my own body as an ornamental visceral map of patterns, a topography of forces, tensions, temperature, pressure, sounds, vibrations, hypersensitivity, emptiness, spaces and tactile surfaces. This ever changing map of the body is imprinted in the mind and is born of a sensual affective engagement of our bodies with a material world of other 'bodies'. Forces of cultural, social and religious expectations mark and carve out our bodies. A kind of pain etched out, drawn onto the interior of the body, mapping zones of traumas, of expectations, of loss, but also of sensuality and feeling.