My topic for Final Major Project is Surface Deep, focusing on psychology I wanted to use this as an opportunity to further my interest within mental health awareness. My concepts to look deeper into the mindset, instead of what may appear on the surface, to take the disorder (something that isn’t human) and give it human characteristics. Through my sculptures I aimed to convey how the disorder anorexia would appear if it was separated from the person, showing that the person is still whole despite having the disorder.
My intention for people to view the disorder from a different perspective of how it affects a person mentally. Studying behavioral and physical effects they have on the person, I used the symptoms and a wide range of artists for inspiration to imagine how best create an interpretation of the disorder. The idea to raise consciousness among the public to then have that deeper more personal impact and to challenge your perceptions of anorexia.