Current Location:
AGS Workroom Flat Files -> Workroom Flat File Drawer 6
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AGS; Workroom Flat File Drawer 6

Dysmorphia No. 4

Artwork
Identifier:
2018.34.2
Artist:
Rachel Britton
Credit:
GVSU Collections
Medium:
Archival Inkjet Print
Date:
2018
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 35 in Width: 24 in
Description:
Pink and cyan abstract bodies
Historical Context:
Rachel Britton’s series of photographs titled “Dysmorphia” explores body dysmorphia, a mental health disorder in which a person can’t stop thinking about perceived defects or flaw in their own appearance. The flaws are often minor, or can’t be seen by others, but make the individual embarrassed, ashamed or anxious, especially in social situations. Britton creates a descent from reality into these obsessive states of mind through her photography. She states, “I am fascinated with the overwhelming presence of the disorder in people’s lives. I distort reality through digital manipulation and lighting effects to reflect the mind in turmoil driven by these hidden and obsessive traits.”