Vanessa Woods' collages utilize disparate associations to re-imagine and re-contextualize contemporary and historical narratives. The material for her collages comes from a broad range of sources including art history books, photo books, vintage/contemporary magazines, found paper ephemera, and her own photographs. In each piece that she creates, the original image is decontextualized through the act of cutting and it’s meaning re-contextualized through new associations. In her current body of work, titled Form Studies, Woods examines the body as both a maker and giver of life. The work explores the changing role a woman’s body goes through after having children, with an emphasis on physical erasure between bodies.