Peril is a series that merges photography and installation art. In this collection, I delve into the complex emotions surrounding the display of my weight. Using a unique approach, I employ a scale as the centerpiece, adorned with thumbtacks that symbolize the intensity of my emotions in response to this often-perilous experience.
This series explores my journey and the challenges I’ve faced in navigating societal expectations and subjective perceptions of body image. ‘Peril’ invites viewers to contemplate the vulnerability and emotional weight we attach to scales and numbers, provoking a profound dialogue about the impact of such measurements on our self-esteem and well-being.
Through ‘Peril,’ I aim to shed light on the emotional complexity of this experience, fostering empathy and understanding for those who grapple with similar feelings. It invites us to confront societal judgments’ dangerous nature and internal struggles, ultimately encouraging a more compassionate and open discourse about self-acceptance and body positivity.