Artist: Nancy Monson
Title: Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder
Attribution: Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder, 2018, Nancy Monson
Materials: Cotton, paper
Dimensions: 13” x 13” framed (7 x 7 without frame)
Image Statement: This collage is a surrealistic meditation on beauty in today’s world. Women are encouraged to be equal to men and more than just a pretty face, and yet we are bombarded everyday with messages—hello Kardashians!—that being beautiful is the only route to success and happiness. The Korean-style facial treatment mask in this piece was created out of hand-dyed paper, with mismatched facial features placed in the eyes and mouth openings.