Under the Facade

“Our outer face can hide several other faces that we have inside.”- Munia Khan

Mannequin heads, supermodel perfect, commonly displayed the latest style of hair, hats and jewelry. Cast aside because of a crack or a chip; they were no longer acceptable. I have resurrected them as a new type of model for today’s “every” woman, with a more realistic face highlighting those hard earned imperfections which can symbolize strength, courage, intelligence, common sense, resilience and thoughtfulness. I photograph these vintage, chipped and cracked heads at flea markets and antique malls. Creating these images has been great fun (and a departure from my other work) and is my way of making a statement about the prejudice against women and the mistaken belief that the older we become the less useful we become. All photos are taken and edited on an iPhone.