Attack of the 15 Foot Women

Hundreds of years of art depict women as objects-to-be-seen rather than independent human beings in their own right, a tradition that has subsequently been adopted in the popular media of film, photography, and advertising, creating an unrealistic standard that has become a monumental force in women’s perceptions of themselves.  This series attempts to deconstruct these depictions: by recreating such portrayals in a format that is literally larger than life, it visualizes the far-reaching influence of these images; constructing women’s bodies out of magazine pages re-contextualizes them as part of a larger attitude toward women and beauty and reflects their pervasiveness in society.  This contrast of beguiling beauty and overwhelming scale is intended to help tease out the roles these images play in all our lives.