The Ethnic Hardening Universe or Self-Portraits Exaggerating my Mongoloid Features

This work is part of The Multiverse Portraits and also directly reference Adrian Piper’s work entitled, Self-Portrait Exaggerating my Negroid Features and importantly address the issue of ethnic softening, a term used by plastic surgeons to describe what their non-white patients desire. In a provocative gesture, RHEE renders herself in the extreme opposite, in an uncanny image of “ethnic hardening.”

This work is part of the project, Modern Beauty Ideals in the Age of Digital Technology.

©2015 The Ethnic Hardening Universe photo credit: Aleks Slota

The Ethnic Hardening Universe , one of a kind pencil on paper, 42 cm x 59.5 cm ©2015 photo credit: Aleks Slota

©2015 The Ethnic Hardening Universe photo credit: Aleks Slota

The Ethnic Hardening Universe , one of a kind pencil on paper, 42 cm x 59.5 cm ©2015 photo credit: Aleks Slota

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