Disappearing Series

Graphite illustrations as a part of my Eating Disorder Studies project.

This series is multilayered, discussing the desire to disappear that many people with eating disorders experience. It explores the desire to lose weight and allow perfection, in this case in the form of bones, to show through. This series also alludes to death and how those with eating disorders, in the end, will only be happy when they weigh nothing. By breaking the body down into parts and focusing on perfecting each in its turn, people with eating disorders believe that the sum of “perfect” parts will equate to a perfect whole. This skewed view on beauty and perfection is something I want the viewer to experience and find pleasure in.  More specifically, I want the viewer to feel the seduction of these images, the presence of them, and to find this subject relatable in some form.