ART: CINDY SHERMAN
Cindy Sherman is one of my favorite photographers. American born in 1954, Sherman creates staged portraits of herself. She reveals contemporary issues through her non-self-portraits. Although the photos are of her, she sees herself simply as the model, the medium & not the subject. Her portraits are an honest, sometimes brutal, exploration of identity. Her work calls into question feminism, gender roles, class & human identity.
Sherman has been a crazy source of inspiration & strength throughout my adult life. Her explorations of identity, feminism, fashion & beauty empowered me to explore my own identity. Her work is stream of courage to try something new, use my imagination & embrace every facet of who you are... or might be.
“We’re all products of what we want to project to the world. Even people who don’t spend any time, or think they don’t, on preparing themselves for the world out there – I think that ultimately they have for their whole lives groomed themselves to be a certain way, to present a face to the world.”