Young beautiful models and celebrity endorsements of products and services encourage us to consume with an aspirational fervour to belong. If we look/ act/ feel a certain way then we have succeeded, and with the right product we can! This relentless drive creating a conveyor belt culture of consumers hell bent on “Living the Dream”.
The "Dysmorphia Playground” Series comprise photorealistic charcoal drawings of crumpled paper bags and pages torn from magazines. However in the drawings the paper is crumpled and distorted, the image printed on the surface twisted and transformed reflecting the aspirational and often unobtainable nature of the body beautiful promoted by the advertising industry.details:Materials: Charcoal on Stonehenge paper