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Carrie Wilson

ACCAD - The Ohio State University
Ohio, USA
24" x 34"

Artist Statement: Ever since I purchased a digital camera a year ago, I have been obsessed with capturing images of myself in order to piece together how I appear to others. However, with the power to discard the less appealing photos, my collection quickly became slanted less toward the truth and more toward presenting a very composed and glamorous image. This piece was the result of taking the more "honest" self-portraits, combining shots from multiple sessions with scans of articles from my make-up bag. The resulting image seeks to personify the vanity that feels inherent in creating the original self-portraits, a necessary evil in my path to finding myself.