Studying identity through society's pressure on my body.
We live in a demanding society, a society that aims for the destruction of individuality and teaches us, since a young age, that our bodies should be objectified and criticised. As a young woman, I lived with constant pressure from myself first and then those around me. With this artwork I want to represent with acrylics, canvas, pouring medium, sand medium, glass medium and lyrics, my reaction to those times my identity was compromised by the pressure of society, through society's hands and eyes.
Their eyes, pinning me down
Silently in the night
Their hands are looking for the wrong answers all over my body
I don’t want to feel, I don’t want to give in
My whispers broke the mirrors
They carved little parts of my essence
And bled what I could not give
To that hateful reflecting image
The sound of the shower
Louder than gagging sounds
Bruises on my knees, waiting for that person
Satisfying the attentions that I long for
And inside my head the phone is ringing
But it never does
And I am never on my own
The days are conflicting emotions and pressing thoughts
Am I alone or am I lonely?
See more of Alessia's work on her website.