Images by NURBS
Kaftan: Beacon’s Closet [Thrifted]; Sandals: Inc 5 [Mumbai]
Last weekend a friend Ji did a little performance in the Brooklyn Flea Market. She wore a nude leotard and stood in the flea market with the sign, “ I want to be Perfect. Draw on me. Where should I get plastic surgery”. Here is my take on her project and what I think her project meant. Ji is Korean and like in a lot of other countries, Korean culture is also super obsessed with cosmetic surgery in the pursuit of happiness with self. This is Ji’s way to deal with her body’s imperfections and deal with her insecurities. Maybe even see how people in different parts of the world react to her body image. Having said that, I have to commend her on standing in the cold for so many hours and in THAT WIND!! It was crazy that day.You can check out more of Ji's Fab work here.
Oh and after reading a lot of your comments I do have confirm that most people who did write on Ji that day did say she didn't need any work and that she's perfect the way she is. I hope this project helps Ji figure out the battle she has with her own body image in her head like Dimi put it in the comments below. Well said Dimi. Your explanation is perfect. It's all in the head. The world doesn't care what you look like and loves and accepts you just the way you are :)... [BTW, I love such interaction and dialogue on an idea. Keep them coming people!! Lets hear from the world around what you think of this project].
Apart from supporting her with her project, I was thoroughly enjoying the flea market and that rusty airplane is my newest purchase. I heart!!
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