Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Date Information

May 2015

Department

Art + Design

First Advisor

Gretchen Sinnett

Abstract

This project focuses on the media's use of women's bodies and how Photoshop is used to twist and distort. What is twisted and distorted is now considered normal in today's society and it affects young girls every day. The number of cases of eating disorders has increased over the years and it is heavily influenced by the media. This project uses the silhouettes of photoshopped women printed on life-size paper. Visitors are encouraged to trace themselves in marker over the shadows. No shape will match because these shapes are unattainable and ridiculous. The goal of this project is to bring awareness to the media's twisted use of women's bodies and to get people talking about ways to fix it. In the end, there should be a rainbow of different body shapes on the papers. Every shape is unique and none should be shamed over others. The media does not define who you are. You do.

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