Heavenly Bodies

BFA Illustration Thesis

2020

Heavenly Bodies is a journey of self reflection and self healing that I found myself on while working to complete my senior thesis as an illustration student. I research themes of self esteem, body-checking, as well as looked into my own experiences as I grew up an overweight child, looking up to idealized bodies and figures. 

I chose to depict bodies similar to that of my own and my friends as figures of Greek mythology much like my artistic forebears before me, only while they look at the figure as an object of beauty, I see it as more of a neutral vessel for one's own power.
While you may gaze upon these figures they gaze at you just the same.