Project Co-Owned by Nikole H McGregor & Lisa J Jeong
Themes and concepts
While the war against body shame is strong on social media, our project is a commentary on how those expressions are kept as simple two dimensional ideals. By bringing the images to the tridimensional realm, we are bringing the fight against body shame to the real world.
The style used in the design of the fairies is the typical type of illustration that one would find on Tumblr and DeviantArt, which are often not formally recognized as “art”, and do not have a space in contemporary galleries due to their perceived commonality. Thus, our installation also aims to validate their visual style as art by formalizing them through the use of space, repetition and the conceptualization of their significances.