Sunday, February 13, 2011

Natalie Holland (107)


Natalie Holland comments:

The process of working with the theme of cosmetic surgery inevitably brought me to a different train of thought relating to transformation of an image. It was connected to life-changing transitions. Any transition serious enough to alter your definition of self will require not just small adjustments to your way of living and thinking, but a full-on metamorphosis. The woman who gazes at her reflection in a bathroom mirror contemplates her image which no longer reflects back to her in the same way. Perhaps the surgery has saved her life, as it can save ours; but there is no surgeon that can save us from the truth.

We live and die by our image. We keep our despair buried as we constantly gaze at ourselves in a mirror of our reality, but in the end, we’ll have to let go of everything. Not just youth and beauty, but of old age and, finally and against our will, life.