THEY ARE WATCHING | X-metic surgery
While the Internet provides infinite ways for us to connect and communicate, it has also created the perfect platform for creeps around the world to harass and disturb people. In They are watching, I inverted the power dynamic by turning the camera onto these weirdoes, catching them red-handed. Like a taxidermy of madness, each plastered face represents a terrifyingly anti-social personality that is not ready to be seen. They stare back shamelessly at the lens with wide eyes set in passive faces, peering right into your soul with the same obsessive focus that they use to follow people online. The titles of the sculptures—such as “I’ll kiss you in the rain so you’ll get twice as wet” and “Push until she screams yes”—derive from chauvinistic memes that suggest entitlement to and ownership over their prey. With this project, I set out to scare myself, and I succeeded sculpting the disturbed faces of invisible predators as I imagine them behind the screen.