The "Beautiful" Ugly
Inspired by the Woodstock Music Festival and fashion photography from the 1960's, The "Beautiful" Ugly demonstrates the growth of female minorities as a collective. The title refers to these women admiring their natural beautiful, however, reflects the subtle emotions that our society has rooted deep down throughout history. This exhibiton challenges societal norms as well as the viewer. As you browse observe whether the art represents a mirror or a window.
Mirror or Window?
The question that I worked relentlessly to solve was whether art is a mirror or a window? As crazy as it may seem, the answer to this question was not as clear cut as I may have thought before. You see, when the discussion was brought to my attention about whether art was a mirror and a window, it really made me think about how both aspects can be conceptualized. The significance of a mirror can be described as subjective, personal, reflected, or even phycological. A window, however, is more objective, real, public, or even optical. In Photography, you have the power to convey both contrasting creative modes simultaneously. Ultimately, photography has no creative limitations. Photographs can contain many different creative modes that are relative to the viewer. So the answer to this question is whichever one the Artist wants to create that day.