Fern Ward is a contemporary photographer whose work explores notions of memory and the deployment of phototherapeutic methods. Their work examines areas such as domestic violence, sexual assault and mental health. They seek closure not only for themselves but also for those with similar experiences on the road to recovery.

Just a Plaything explores Fern’s final stages of recovery from sexual trauma whilst work exploring the relationship they have with their feminine body, examining notions of sex, body and fantasy. This interactive piece, taking the form of wooden alphabet blocks, invites the viewer to both touch and manipulate the work to elicit internal questioning.

Instagram: @fernward.photography 

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