Livia writes, "This illustration is part of my final personal project in which I am exploring themes surrounding female identity and metamorphosis. I call metamorphoses the radical changes which involve the body and mind of women at different stages of their lives. My illustrative practice is driven by the potential of delving into a kind of collective imagination, resonating with both our personal and shared stories. Therefore, I try to visually translate the significance of my own experience into something more expansive and universal. I am interested in the symbology behind transformation in myth and folkloristic tales, which can be the manifestation of an individual’s inner conflict, as well as signify the process of transition from an immature form to an adult one, or the passage into a more or less spiritual state. Besides, my intention is to question the literary tropes of the female shapeshifter, historically permeated by controversial gender and sexual implications."