Something a little different from what I usually do. I wanted to try a more contemporary piece, but most of it created with real life elements. The difference between this and most of the pieces in the past is I created/controlled most of the elements within the piece with the help of a few artistic friends due to the time crunch of one month to create 4 couture pieces, and the boxes they are posing within. It was created for a showcase based off an objectification series I am working on. This is the Living Doll chapter of that series.
**Shots of each individual will be uploaded at a later time**
In one’s full life, many people tend to come and go if only for a fleeting moment. It becomes such a normal part of life, that sometimes you start to feel as if the individuality of each person becomes lost and they become objects. Someone becomes something that moves through your life with little to no connection between yourself and them. The objectification makes it easier on your personal life and it makes it easier to cope with any emotional distress between you and the individual. Although does creating this objectification of every person who moves through your life in that fleeting moment help you, but what does it do to that individual?
The series was created to make spectators see the individuals through the eyes of someone who views people as objects. There is no emotional connection and the person is merely seen as a thing rather than the individual personality that they are while their feeling, their history, their emotions, and what makes them amazing is disconnected. How many people have you objectified in your life?
The Living Doll Chapter
The living doll chapter in the objectification series focuses on living models used by the artist. The model is posed, dressed, and set where they are needed usually with a blank expression upon one’s face for the sake of art. Their emotions, their problems, their worries, their history is detached as they are asked to move from one pose to another completing the vision of someone else. Their visions hidden beneath the lights, glamour, and fabric behind the mask they show to the world. They become and embody the living doll.
Model: Antoine Grace
Model: Cookies Cosplay
Model: Angel Beck
Model: Sarah Sterling
Hair Stylist: Steven Archuleta
Fashion Designer: LyAnne Peacock
Fashion Design Assistant: Megan Lofgren
Setting Designer: LyAnne Peacock
Setting Design Assistant: Willis Peacock
Setting Design Assistant: Dylan Ammerman
Sculpting Artist(Hearts): Cason McDermott
Photographer: LyAnne Peacock
Photo Assistant: Megan Lofgren
Photo Assistant: Dylan Ammerman
Showcase: RAW Artists Atlanta
Special thanks to Professor Windham Graves for helping to develop the idea and concept further and give the confidence to try something new with my work.
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