Sculpted to Perfection
My absolute favorite drawing from a series that I completed during my senior year of high school.
This piece symbolizes the fact that society has an extremely unrealistic "ideal" body type for women, and that if we don't fall between the fine lines of this category, we are then deemed either "too fat" or "too skinny."
No matter where we go, there are constant reminders of what the perfect figure looks like. Posters of women with flat tummies and dainty legs are plastered on every wall. Billboards depicting joyous, carefree women relaxing on the beach are accompanied by the haunting words, "Is your bikini body ready?" Commercials advertising weight loss products, glorifying the woman's "after" picture while criticizing how disgusting the "before" photo was are playing on virtually every channel. This bullshit is everywhere.
These brainwashing tactics have taught women, who don't look like the ones on the posters or in the magazines, to hate themselves and their bodies. These women have been taught that they are "too big" or "too small," that they need to "eat less" or "eat more," and most importantly, that they need to alter their bodies to fit the ideal standard if they ever want to be beautiful.
In this illustration, the hands sculpting the body represent society trying to mold and carve us women into the perfect figure.
I've been wanting to sell prints of this piece for a while but haven't got around to doing so. If you'd be interested in one, let me know! Also, feel free to leave any thoughts or suggestions in the comments. Thanks for taking the time to read all of this!!
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