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Blonde

 
Created: June 2013  
Size: 90x100cm  
Medium:
Photographic print
 
Description:
Blonde is one of three photograph in which the artist is dressed up in different hairstyles and branded masks. The backdrop is a chinoiserie wallpaper which has been developed and submitted previously. In the photographs different wigs and masks are you to demonstrate each class system. The wig and facekini remove the artists identity through the use of mass produced items which instantly attach a brand and label to the wearer, associating her to a particular social and cultural group. Conversely the mask can be read as providing protection as the designs link to a particular group or tribe. This makes the wearer part of a wider community, giving them a sense of belonging in an increasingly globalised world.
 
     
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