Over My Fake Body

During my research, I uncovered the extensive digital editing, physical plastic surgery, and extreme workouts and diets undertaken to achieve this idealized appearance. I also discovered the detrimental effects of attaining such standards on one’s self-image, often leading to body dysmorphia and an inability to recognize oneself. 

The sculptures I have created represent the tools commonly utilized in the pursuit of an “ideal” body, as dictated by western beauty standards. While these tools are intended to foster strength, fitness, and health, they are often employed with the intent of attaining an unattainable beauty standard. 

In juxtaposition to these harsh sculptures, I have chosen to incorporate a soft sculpture that symbolize the feelings of defeat and sense of inadequacy that can accompany the relentless pursuit of societal beauty ideals.