Depicting the faces of models and celebrities from current magazines, which have been ripped from their page and edited in such a way as to change their appearance and message using:
Collage, ink, acrylics, oil pastels, marker pen, pencil, charcoal, and finally resin on canvas.
The ever changing, ever exploitative nature of the fashion and beauty industry perpetuates the negative effect on a woman’s self-esteem, body image, and perception of beauty. By using upward comparisons, women are constantly comparing themselves to standards of beauty that society shows to them.
“As a graphic designer Photoshop is a tool I use daily. The use of Photoshop to edit faces of models and celebrities in women’s magazines that promote beauty products has become the norm. As such I feel this sends out a negative message to women that: to be beautiful is to be flawless”.
By transforming and manipulating the ripped faces in different mediums, the imagery starts to convey a different meaning and becomes beautiful in its own right, developing its own sense of identity and individualism. Just as using beauty products, can allow consumers to favourably alter their appearance for any type of situation.