“By facing the ugly world, by ranging wide enough in afar and above and below-in nature or in one’s fellows or in one self one can find beauty-one can even create beauty”
“Individual Not Ideal” explores my interest in the value of the less than perfect individual whose features do not meet the American Contemporary standard ideals of beauty.
Contrary to the idea of beauty created through plastic surgery, these figures express the natural beauty of real life experiences. My aim is to show the depth of the life experience, lines in the face, and sagging skin, to honor the beauty that I see in the faces of the unique individual.
To gain insight to express the individual’s life experiences I look past the physical body and learn about their life they have traveled so far. I then express the individual’s life experiences in their faces and body language.