Jude · Age 17 · Antrim
Society's association of youth and beauty devalues older women. My painting pushes the boundaries of social acceptance. It represents a fragment of a person, wrinkled, slack, pocked; missing even a face - yet identified as ‘old’ & ‘fat’. I hope the viewer feels shame at this assessment. We are all flesh and all perish. It should not be an ‘extra’ordinary image, it represents normality. It unapologetically displays a model who, in choosing to pose is defiant of her diminishment.