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Frank Shiner's avatar Frank Shiner

"Zoe" is a diptych piece with an emphasis on the uniqueness and character in the skin of a freckled subject wearing no makeup. I find that the use of makeup can diminish the natural beauty of people by selling products meant to make us look like some form of a norm, whether these looks are established fashions or passing trends. Although makeup can be a great way to be creative with one's image, the emphasis of the use of makeup for daily use homogenizes and digitizes what it is to be beautiful. Each cosmetic product advertises using models with such similar features, and the colors that are used are serialized by number. In my view of beauty in general, I seek a balance of chaos with order. Skin is such a texture that lets me explore this.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 3 inches
  • Medium: Acrylic, Colored Pencil, Oil Pastel, Chalk Pastel
  • Width: 48Inches
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 48 Inches