Finding a Balance with Beauty

May 29, 2010
By _AMZ_ BRONZE, Hemet, California
_AMZ_ BRONZE, Hemet, California
1 article 13 photos 269 comments

Favorite Quote:
"life is like a box of chocolates...you never know what you're going to get"


In this acrylic I chose not to give either of the women a race. Their skin tones consist of universal colors to describe a universal problem with women. All around the world people view beauty in different lights, some go to extremes to become thinner because they are conforming to the idea that thin is beautiful. Others in different areas of the world (such as in Bongo) go to great lengths to be big and beautiful. The reality is that conforming to these messages creates detrimental effects (hence the hourglasses in both womens' hands. I chose not to fill the hourglasses with anything to keep the effects of conforming to ideas of beauty up for interpretation.


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_AMZ_ BRONZE said...
on Jul. 12 2010 at 9:47 pm
_AMZ_ BRONZE, Hemet, California
1 article 13 photos 269 comments

Favorite Quote:
"life is like a box of chocolates...you never know what you're going to get"

Thank you :)

on Jul. 11 2010 at 10:50 am
yes_i_am SILVER, Faizabad, Other
6 articles 1 photo 38 comments

Favorite Quote:
"not all those who wander are lost"

it gives a really good message..very very interesting

_AMZ_ BRONZE said...
on Jun. 19 2010 at 10:36 pm
_AMZ_ BRONZE, Hemet, California
1 article 13 photos 269 comments

Favorite Quote:
"life is like a box of chocolates...you never know what you're going to get"

:D Thank you. I love that you love the symbolism.

on Jun. 19 2010 at 9:25 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

I love the symbolism in all of your pieces. They mean so Much More.

on Jun. 19 2010 at 9:23 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

This is so intriguing. I loved it as soon as I saw it

_AMZ_ BRONZE said...
on Jun. 18 2010 at 12:55 pm
_AMZ_ BRONZE, Hemet, California
1 article 13 photos 269 comments

Favorite Quote:
"life is like a box of chocolates...you never know what you're going to get"

thank you, I see it as a huge problem. Conformity seems to be the solution for most people, but this can be dangerous, I guess that is what I am trying to get across with this piece. Thanks so much for all the comments!

XxXxX0 BRONZE said...
on Jun. 18 2010 at 10:47 am
XxXxX0 BRONZE, ..., Virginia
1 article 1 photo 24 comments
amazing job! it's so important for people to be aware of this problem since the strive towards what's considered beautiful is so prevalent in our society today! I love the idea of making their skin tones "universal" btw!

_AMZ_ BRONZE said...
on Jun. 7 2010 at 6:51 pm
_AMZ_ BRONZE, Hemet, California
1 article 13 photos 269 comments

Favorite Quote:
"life is like a box of chocolates...you never know what you're going to get"

thank you!! 

I like people to actually think about my art...not just look at it. :)


debbyjunez said...
on Jun. 7 2010 at 6:45 pm
this is interesting piece, I didn't get it at first, this one you really have to look and think about it. I love it, so well executed love the colors. says alot about our society.




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