Sweet

Sweet is a series of headpieces and rings made from heat formed plastic sheeting and sweet wrappers.  This project explores the sugary coating of modern day glossy magazines promoting the notion of ‘how you should look’.

Food products such as sweets are wrapped in colourful plastics and packets to stand out and appeal to consumers in the same way magazines are covered in vibrant and appealing images of purposefully deformed public figures.

The pieces highlight the warping of our current perception of a normal body shape in modern day society.  Many magazines Photoshop images of models and celebrities to create a more aesthetically pleasing version of their natural shape without considering the effect it might have for readers who aspire to be like them.

The wrapper forms distort the view of the wearer yet coat them in a colourful and satisfying sheen to grab the viewers attention and distract them from their true form.