“I cling to my imperfections
as the very essence of my being.”
Image is everything, or is it? I question the value we place on image as a society and how important or destructive it is. From the model that is photoshopped to perfection on the pages of a magazine to a dog breeder that enhances specific features in their dogs—we seem obsessed with perfection, but does it even exist? What is perfect and who gets to decide?
An outward appearance (or image) does not necessarily represent the truth. Certain dogs get banned or even killed simply because of the way they look, and not because of anything they have done. How is this fair? In magazines the female form is often photoshopped so much, they are not even recognizable to themselves. This printed representation is no longer who they are. Who are they now? What have they become? What do they represent? We see them in this new altered form and accept them as real, but it is a lie. What does this cost us as individuals and as a society?
The goal of my work is to create a space in which questions are not only asked, but encouraged.