CALENDAR GIRLS | X-metic surgery
The Calendar girls I’ve created in this series are the girls you want to be—or at least, that’s what we’re told. Dressed up in pop-art colours, sexy T-shirts, and heads of extravagant hair, they are ready for the camera. Each figure is a distorted representation of commodified femininity: the different facets of “womanhood” that people are told to strive for. There’s the recent divorcee, who is trying to cover up her stress with a manic, celebratory smile; a stylish woman dressed in blood-red leather and tanned a dark, orange hue; and the painted pop-star diva who poses with a creepy, lipless snarl. This is a cast of characters aimed at making you think about what it’s like being a woman in a world of plastic archetypes and limited identity moulds.