In the so called age of girl power, we have failed to cut loose our most regressive standards of female success, instead we have shoved more and more expectation on the huge pile of qualities we expect young girls to possess. This is creating more mental health concerns and vulnerability to trauma leading to an overpowering dysregulation of emotions in teenage girls. This art piece is a representation of the masks that teenage girls wear to fit the mold of today's pressured society. The paper mache masks were created by girls in a residential treatment program that are working through trauma from their past. The masks were created through molds of their own faces and the details added portray who they have become throughout their life experiences.
- Art form: 3-D
- Depth: 12 inches
- Medium: Plaster and Acrylic Paint
- Width: 3 feet
- Year created: 2018
- Height: 4 feet
About Lighthouse Treatment Program
The Ottawa County 20th Judicial Circuit Court Lighthouse girls treatment program was created for females between the age of 11-17 under court jurisdiction, the program helps to support girls and their families through unresolved problems in a stabilized setting.