Judith Larsen’s work incorporates the figure as an empty vessel which is infused with a series of images from the history of art and science. The images are made by projecting transparencies onto the blank canvas of the human body. The projections reference various cultural inscriptions, biological patterning, and diagrams by visionaries attempting to understand the nature of our humanity. The reading of these images brings to mind Plato’s parable of the cave wall with its mysterious procession of shadows. Larsen’s images challenge the viewer to decipher or look beyond the "apparent" and imagine the implications of these symbolically clad vessels. As the figure and imagery merge, the body begins to shed its epidermal shield and inhabit its own metaphors. The artist says of her work, "For me this figurative work is as much about stillness as it is about the constant metamorphosis of possibility. It dwells in suspended opposition between the enduring vitality of the flesh and its fragile impermanence."