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Apr 7 2013


Chicano Park, San Diego, CA

The humorously critical project offered people an opportunity to compare themselves to the supermodel silhouette: face to face in the imaginary impression of a mirror, or at real physical scale.

The idea was born out of a serious concern with the publicized woman's body - our social obsession with thin ideals - that falls nowhere close to average or, for the majority of the population, healthy.

The installation was organized so that it is spatially interactive. For this reason, and to increase curiosity, the figures are painted different colors on different sides.

Text added another layer of humor, criticism, and curiosity, as people walked around this maze of bodies to see what is written on each piece and side.

The supports were specifically designed to invite people to get right up to the silhouettes easily.

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