Heather Hansen is a New Orleans-based artist who really puts herself into her work. In her project, "Emptied Gestures," she creates something like you've never seen before.
The emotion that she puts into each piece is almost tangible, with the near-perfect symmetry of her work giving a physical form to the emotional balance she feels as she draws.
While most charcoal drawings come off as harsh and sharp, Hansen's are soft and mesmerizing due to the lines being smeared gently by her skin.
Although her pieces are black and white, the nature of her art invites us to explore the gray areas that connect our minds and bodies.
And more importantly, it shows us that even when we are not as perfect as society would like us to be...