Body Mapping and Portraits
September 2018

Body maps can be broadly defined as life-size human body images, while “body mapping” is the process of creating body maps using drawing, painting or other art- based techniques to visually represent as- pects of people’s lives, their bodies and the

world they live in. Body mapping is a way of telling stories, much like totems that con- tain symbols with different meanings, but whose significance can only be understood in relation to the creator’s overall story and experience.

Studio Connect will use this tool to express and explore they personal stories and identity over the coming weeks. They will embellish these maps with various different textile applications including digital embroidery elements.