Surface Level



ISKL | Pencil on Paper, Magazine Clippings | 29.7 x 42 cm

In a single magazine, I noticed countless advertisements picking apart women’s imperfections. I decided to cut them out and put them on paper. Businesses in the beauty and fitness industry leverage an impractical standard of beauty to exploit our physical insecurities, whether it be age, waist size, weight, or even hair color for monetary gain. How can women be seen as more than physical objects when they are repeatedly told they are only worth their appearance? Why can’t we be seen beyond the surface level?

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