#theselfproject

cleveland dean's avatar cleveland dean Vote Code: 68749

#theselfproject The way we express ourselves has changed. Tools for self-expression, even for those that deem themselves not creative such is as close as a device in our pockets. We share of ourselves regardless of the praise or scrutiny it may garnish. We find refuge in making silent announcements to the world. Why? What emotional state drove them to make this, by some people’s accord, self-glorifying proclamation? Is this behavior making us more sharing as individuals or more narcissistic? What lies behind the shutter of a lens? Truly, what are we actually expressing in these images? Participation of in this project involves the viewer taking a selfie, uploading it to Instagram and using the hashtag #theselfproject. By doing such a community is built online to exhibit that we all go through the same things and ask ourselves the same questions so there is no need to create divisions. Also, social media is being used as an arts medium and not simply a means for sharing.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 3 inches
  • Medium: Framed glass mirror
  • Width: 25 3/4 inches
  • Year created: 2018
  • Height: 25 3/4 inches