Amelia Favere (@ameliaf) | I am a digital artist and photographer based in Washington, DC. I exploit the possibilities of digital distortion in exposing patterns and colors hidden within everyday objects. My work is focused on botanical subjects and strongly influenced by repetitive and recursive patterns from late Ming ceramics, Victorian textiles, and Meiji woodblock prints. Online portfolio: https://www.instagram.com/ameliafavere/
My current project focuses on self-discovery behind social masks, as we learn to stop pretending to be “perfect” women and to understand who we really are. The subtle and overt pressures in our patriarchal society coerce us to create these social masks at a young age, while we are still forming our sense of self. Later in life, some of us realize we have become a pastiche based on patriarchal fantasies of a woman — or that who we are has been profoundly shaped by a rejection of these fantasies, a self in negative space. As we discover ourselves anew, irrespective of the patriarchy, the process of becoming is often messy and meandering, and leads us to unexpected places. My work explores the middle of this learning curve, when the duality of a social mask and a not-yet understood self co-exist.