This piece captures the feelings of vulnerability many women learn to associate with their bodies and with nudity. Through the fetal-like posed of the nude figure, it represents the desire to return to the safety and security of the womb, while also presenting the opportunity for rebirth and revival. 

- Camilla Marie Dahl


Oil painting on wood
Finished black edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

18" h x 12" w x .75" d
5 lbs. 0 oz.



Camilla Marie Dahl
Cornwall Bridge, Connecticut

Getting to Know Camilla Marie

Camilla Marie Dahl’s understanding of the female form is impeccable. “My primary source material is the human body. I reference photos and sketches of friends, as well as my imagination,” she says. She applies her knowledge to both painting and sculpture, working in multiple media to address the complicated significance of a woman’s body to her sense of self. Camilla uses variations in body language and subtleties in facial expressions to share the challenges young women face as they navigate social and cultural norms regarding female beauty and sexuality. She explains simply, “I aim to capture the unique and complex relationships individuals have with their own bodies.”