This collection of images is a digital “book” that takes advantage of the internet and social networking sites to distribute the content across new media platforms. Imagine this piece as if it were an electronic set of playing cards accessible to anyone with an internet connection. Each card is a self portrait of the artist. The work is a seemingly playful exploration of my personal self image and my identity as an emerging artist. Furthermore, I encourage viewers to look outside this explanation and use these portraits as a catalyst for exploration into their own concepts of beauty and social acceptability.
Eye of the Beholder. Digital Media. © 2009 Haley Nagy.