Broken Beauty- Study of Beauty Oppression on Women
This narrative series tells the story of beauty oppression directed towards American culture. An array of materials: wire, tape, saran wrap, and rope metaphorically represent the physical pressures of the ever-shifting American beauty standards on women. Idealistic standards that are forcefully placed upon youth culture are detrimental to their self-image and mental health. These images highlight the overwhelming constraints that beauty expectations have on young and aging bodies. Both the subjects, young and old, in this series have faced insecurities with their body image. The viewer is challenged to resolve the tension between the distortion caused by the materials and the pleasure of seeing a feminine body.