Mass Produced

Women's rights have come a long way since the beginning of the 20th century, yet there still remains a large divide between the sexes.  Today's advertising constantly sexualizes the female form and encourages women to make themselves thinner and use certain products to conform to unrealistic beauty standards.  This work explores the mass production of the idealized woman.

By combining the female form with mass-produced car parts, which are also often advertised by sexualized women and are commonly associated with male desire, the woman becomes a mere object.  Each collage is then scanned and reprinted using a liquid photographic emulsion on small pieces of aluminum, allowing the physical print to imitate the cyborg-like imagery.  Because this is an imperfect process, the prints may contain scratches, bubbles, and other traces of the artist's hand that make each piece particularly unique, just as each woman should be viewed.