Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
AvailablityUsually ships within five business days. ArtistJaeda DeWalt Platinum Member CollectionSensual
Description This SP represents my distorted body image and how highly critical i am of my physicality and flaws.
My childhood was filled with my mothers cruel, cutting and critical remarks, regarding my appearance, she has never liked the way i look, which is ironic, because i bare such a strong resemblance to her.
My father was equally critical and has always prized physical beauty (along with intelligence). He used to rate men and women, everywhere we would go on a scale of one to ten and sometimes hed even break the score down by body parts, like, Her legs are a ten, her face is a seven type thing.
I think my parents did have a huge impact on my body image and self-esteem. Ive come a long way with both issues but realize i still have a long way to go. It's an ever-evolving journey. Photographing these self portraits continues to be a strangely healing experience for me. That is the beauty of being an adult, i can fashion myself and my life into what i want, need and desire them to be. It wouldn't be wise for me to continue hanging my self-esteem on the opinion of my parents or anyone else, for that matter.
HOW THIS IMAGE WAS CREATED: <I photographed myself against a black background using a digital camera and self-timer shutter release. I then distorted the image by hand in Adobe Photoshop.
About Me: I am a self-taught photographic artist. My art explores my internal landscapes, like... survivor issues, spirituality and sensuality. Much of my work is comprised of self-portraits. My intent with my creations is to be one of the connecting threads in the universal fabric we share. A detailed biography and resume can be viewed here: https://www.behance.net/jaedadewalt/resume