This work does not attempt to overwrite traditional aesthetics, rather tries them on – only to reveal how mis-fit they actually are. It attempts to untangle these myths and braid them together in new ways. Venus rises from the sea, inside-out, skirting the line between the beautiful and grotesque. A back serves as a kind of stage for an image, the original crispness of which gives way to the volume and contours of the body-as-screen, causing the eye to shift from plane to plane, between landscape, body and the space of projection. The figure consistently stands in the center of the frame as a spectral caryatid whose costume moves with the environment, exposing its materiality, and often the skin beneath. The stillness of the mythological figure is questioned, why choose to occupy a place without being of it?