This work is a science-based exploration of the effects that severe “pes planus,” or flat, feet have had on Montefusco's daily life. Pes Planus examines the ways in which her pain has been experienced through pressure; emphasizing the deformity of her feet and the weight they carry daily, working with both
abstract images and representation to express the ideas. Montefusco pushes the boundaries of the medium in her image titled Nerves by creating an abstract microscopic nerve cell system representing the internal “roots” of her pain, bringing to light a subject not seen by the naked eye.
Author: Montefusco is a gallery-exhibited photographer based in Philadelphia with working experience in portraiture, fashion, editorial, still-life, fine-art, product photography, and medical photography. Montefusco's current work is comprised of images expressing her medical issues. Her work evokes a sense of the pain and discomfort that she has lived with since childhood.