Awhile ago, I was collaging from magazines and came across an article about Jarvis Cocker. I cut out the shape his hair, beardy thing, and glasses made and thought it was pretty cool. But then I turned it over and the back was even better because his face, clothing, body language, and part of the article about him became the texture filling the shape of his distinguishable facial features, but not where they belong. It reminded me of how I picture a self–the outside is just a shape. I did a few more studies like this, but with women’s bodies cut out of Vogue, and hung them on my wall. I’m very drawn to graphic, linear shapes and silhouettes and they speak so strongly to me about the inner woman. So this is my jumping off point into my BFA design portfolio. I’m doing my final photography project on this (scanning is photography? Idk, the class is more about book sequencing) and my final silkscreen installation.
(Check out some more of the cut-outs here!)