You’re Beautiful (2009)
Fishy, Frankie & Zombie – 48″ x 48″
Maria, Tom, Britney, Jessica,
The Olsens, & Paris – 8-14″ x 16″
Acrylic on Woodboard
Fishy, Frankie & Zombie – Inspired by 1950s B movie monsters. Each figure includes contemporary feature exaggeration (fuller lips, larger breasts, longer legs). By applying an extreme makeover aesthetic to appropriated images of retro bodies, I hope to challenge our culture’s ideals of beauty and perfection.
Through these satirical pieces I’m interested in highlighting the discrepancy between image and authenticity. These works address pop culture’s creation of reality, one which is mediated through personal stylists, Photoshop, and extreme surgeries. The old and invaluable (once styled, retouched, and augmented) becomes new and relevant.