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Panama (1978)

My work and investigations focus on the female existence within established concepts of beauty. Through a variety of media it discovers, exposes, and challenges aesthetic standards that create familiar archetypes, and presents visual realities that both invite and defy aesthetic expectations. It explores a series of visual commonalities-- aesthetic systems within a class, culture, or social structure and observes the varying definitions of beauty that form collectively and organically, or are passed down inter-generationally despite prevailing global standards.


My art records the damage that pervasive beauty canons and limited definitions of these create in a group and in an individual’s perception of body, beauty, and self worth. It documents countervailing declarations of beauty and historical shifts in standards and their subjectivity.



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