I created these three conceptual pieces to accompany ancient Chinese artifacts (nail guards and bounding shoes) for part of Portland Art Museum's China Now 2009 show.
Beauty ideals transcend beyond cultures, time and place – and continue to evolve and assert dominance over women today.
ShiNiDe (It's Yours) is the conceptual result that blends elements of femininity in Chinese history to create a new aesthetic, calling into question the purpose of beauty standards.
Beauty is pleasure; beauty is pain. Ultimately, it’s what we allow it to be.