17 October 2007
IF: illustration friday-> extremes
coincedentally it collided with a midterm project i did for life drawing.
its simple, vague and i understand that.
it's an extreme portrait, it shows the identity i have as a women in today's society
there's this OVERwhelming sense of what "perfection" is
it's driven people to eating disorder, anorexia, etc.
the media plays out this unrealistic view of what a "perfect" body is.
in this illustration, the girl is branded "society", like a holocaust victim.
i feel like the way media is portrayed in today's society, its pretty much a genocide to women's self esteem and self worth
i also wanted to point out why this body is headless.
it's a universal problem that i think all cultures are dealing with
this obsessive compulsive need to be this "type" of body to feel beautiful.
we all have those doubts, we all have those issues to work on with our self esteem as ladies (or even men)
also this girl has a hole, right through her..
the word "perfection" pretty much makes her feel empty inside and not "full"...
so its a disection of her soul.. i feel like a lot of girls these days feel this emptiness because they dont feel like they're good enoguh or beautiful enough for society..
its such an extreme that needs to be acknowledged as a growing problem in society today...
its not enough to just ban models from being anorexic.. it doesn't work out that way
it doesn't stop the problem that there are still teenagers and adults and even worse, children, wanting to be this "perfect" girl.
details: click for detail! (the background... is a million or so words just saying "perfection".. incase you cant see it... it's hard for this piece cause its better in person!)