Duck Face Bambi
Ring / Pendant
Bronze, Powder coated
Bronze, Powder coated, Silver 925, Wire Βrush, Wood
Bronze, Wood, Plastic
Apple of Discord: Aphrodite, Hera, Athena
Wood, Silver 925, Bronze, Powder Paint
Wood, Silver 925, Plastic
Although physical beauty is viewed as superficial and subjective, stereotypes of what is considered pretty are shaped at an early age. Children come across the notion of beauty through their favorite toys – figures and dolls. Traditionally, these include slender female bodies with exaggerated characteristics as well as muscular male characters with idealistic proportions. These stereotypes are heightened in our ego-centered age of social media that focuses on promoting external characteristics, objectifying individual identity.
Obscure Anamorphosis uses recycled toys, wood, and precious metals, as metaphors to comment on stereotypes and beauty as well as the extreme appreciation of external physic. Fragmented body parts are reassembled into compositions that celebrate the notion of beauty amidst the golden ratio and vanity.