Actually we took these pictures a few days ago, so there are a few new pages on her…but she looks pretty much the same. I closed her up a bit too early and there are some pages that did not make it into this piece…it was suggested that I count and weigh the missing pages and put an asterix beside her title that says *6 Richard Simmons’ Never Say Diet Books minus 23 pages…such and such grams of paper…so that you really see the OCD nature of Eating Disorder and Dieting…I do feel a bit like a cheater but as this is the first of the Diet Guru Small Venus’s…I need to be gentle with myself. She is lovely….
Another quote from the book…found by Aisling…got to love that grrrrl
“fat people die young, please don’t die”
She is gorgious, really cute and pretty. I think this is an amazing idea. I am in no way an artist, and dont understand art, but this work makes sense to me!
Thanks Liz…alot of art thru history has tried to separate itself from society…if you couldn’t understand it…that was good…I think it’s important to make art that speaks to it’s audience…on all levels…whether it’s the visual itself or the messages, concepts and ideologies behind it. I really hope this project brings home the message that dieting is futile and we need to stop wasting our time and money on this drivel…we just need to accept ourselves the way we are..and strive for health at every size.