Stitched (2020)

Growing up as a young woman in this day and age, social media will constantly feed you images of unrealistic beauty standards for women. This will naturally build upon one’s insecurities with their physical appearance. This piece is a representation of my sensitivity to perceptions of body image and the mental anguish I felt during the awkward transitioning period of my life from a child to a young lady. I have created this artwork by stitching snippets of ideal body features onto a roughly textured woman; my unpolished self. The color yellow on the background represents the contrasting hope and positivity that one day I would accept myself for who I am.

Mixed media, acrylic on canvas, yarn, paper print outs

Awarded Honorable Mention at The 27th International Communication Design Competition