Effigy is a sculpture of female body, artist’s body. It raises awareness and debate about The Plastic Age we live in. This piece celebrates the human body in the spirit of Memento Mori. It maps the biological and anatomical structural changes which are happening in our bodies as a result of living in a highly polluted environment.
’The human body is central to how we understand facets of identity. People alter their bodies, hair, and clothing to align with or rebel against social conventions and to express messages to others around them. I used my body to create a sculpture which will not reflect on gender, race, ethnicity, class, and sexuality but it emphasizes that identity is fluid and shifts throughout one’s life.’
transparent plastic fibers, light