The Substitute

C-type prints

(series of 9),

mounted on aluminium,

1m x 1m, 2007-8

Primarily my artwork is self-portraiture, but not in the traditional sense. In the work I create a photographic copy of myself and place it in the real world instead of me. The photographic cut-out is my metaphor for the lure of the edited, idealised and sexualised images of the female body that dominate our visual culture: they produce unrealistic expectations of how bodies should be, and when we judge our own and other people’s bodies against these impossible standards, we can only be disappointed.