upon as gentle, soft, not aggressive, light, inferior, and weak. There's a stigma with femininity that says that someone who is feminine cannot be bold, strong, or have the capability to uphold themselves. On the other hand, females who aren't as feminine can be ostracized from society.They don't fit into gender roles and they're looked upon as being too confident, full of themselves, and egocentric.
Soceity doesn't want you to be to bold but if you fit into their definition of acting as a female should you're suddendly weak and inferior. So with piece i wanted to show how these stigmas affect all females.
The next piece is a photograph. I wanted to make sure that this summer i tried working with different types of medias so that i could gain experience and find what i am passionate about. My brother has dabbled a bit with photography so he helped me to visually represent what insecurity feels like. I want my viewers to look at this and be able to connect with it. Everyone has dealt with insecurity
whether it's about physical appearance, their way of living life, the things which they create,their intelligence,or basically anything that makes up a person. I didn't want this photograph to specify what the person in the photograph is personally insecure about. I wanted
it to be open to interpretation. I want to allow anyone to look at this photograph and think,i understand this, i know this feels like.
The last piece is very personal to me. I think that a person can go on living throughout life creating things, writing, working, without a meaning, without a purpose. You can create beautiful things that have no worth. You can live a beautiful life without it having any worth, any meaning. So i struggle with the thought that the art, the writing, the music that i make, the life that i am living is worthless. It doesn't mean that i am worthless it just means that i have't found my mission and my purpose. I think a lot of people struggle with this throughout their lives but some people don't think about it and they carry on living without purpose. Their body is just a vessel that has no other purpose other than to just carry the body. In this piece i wanted to express this empty vessel. In the end, all people are the same. We're just skeletons, just bodies. What distinguishes us humans from animals is our intellect, our ability to think
and grow. But when a person lives without purpose they become animals only living on instinct and needs.