Tuesday, April 21, 2015

This college student manipulated her body 126 ways to prove a major point about beauty

How do you define beauty? University of Oklahoma student Kelsey Higley is showing the world vastly different beauty ideals and our desire to change to fit them for her school project, titled Manipulated.

Kelsey took one photo of herself and digitally altered it 126 different ways to fit different beauty ideals. She made her waist smaller and her eyes bigger, then her chest larger and her hips smaller. She's manipulating her body in different ways to show her own struggles with beauty, and the way the media is always changing what's considered beautiful. Big, doll-eyes and curves are "in" today, but what about in 20 years? Or 30? "The work is a commentary on not only these unrealistic idealizations of beauty, but also women's desire to be attractive," she said in her artist statement.