2020 Student Research Conference:
33rd Annual Student Research Conference

Innately Mine

Kristen M. Buck
Prof. Priya S. Kambli, Faculty Mentor

Like many other women, I grew up hating my body and always had a negative outlook on my appearance. However, that recently changed after I returned home from a semester abroad in Europe. There, they view the body with much more indifference. Everyone has a body and it’s not something that’s viewed as controversial. So to live there for a semester made me reflect on the way I viewed myself and I decided that I no longer wanted to have a negative relationship with my body. This body of work is a way for me to express that positivity and spark conversation about the normality of having such a non-model body. I wanted to create images that focus on imperfections but still make the body beautiful to look at. Everyone has a body, and I’m sure that almost everyone thinks they have something imperfect or wrong about it. There is more meaning to bodies than just the aesthetics of looking “good.” 


Keywords: Positivity, Body, expressive, imperfections, Meaningful , aesthetics, controversial, beautiful

Topic(s):Art - Studio Art
Studio Art

Presentation Type: Studio Art

Session: TBA
Location: TBA
Time: TBA

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