Kathryn Hogg

Yoga Poses

Yoga Poses is a series of clay sculptures of robust women, representing what it feels like to be inside a yoga pose, as opposed to what it may look like from the outside.

The sculptures tell a progressive story about movement, with each figure actively embodying their internal dialogue. The rooted postures of Mountain Pose and Warrior ll move into the animalistic poses of Downward Dog and Cat/Cow, then into poses that contort the body and stretch it beyond, but not over, their limits. The series ends with Savasana, the consciously relaxed Corpse pose. The results denounce depictions of body idealism and debate ideas of female power, age, and beauty. Humourous in their simplicity, each marks a posture in their own timeline.

Interview with the artist, Yoga Poses