A glitch is a fault that prevents something from being perfect, successful or working as well as it should. Using a female protagonist in my work, I wanted to show how these ‘glitches’ also work in our daily lives. In this case the glitch is acting as a barrier to the woman being who she aspires to be, or how she aspires to be seen. In her own eyes, it is her flaw, but others could see her true beauty, her difference, her real self. For women, it can affect how we want to be seen or who we aspire to be. The spiralled circles depict the expression of broken self-identity and the inability to show a true existence.
My artwork explores the idea of being on the path towards self-destruction, and the issues that surround females in contemporary society. I chose to manipulate three of my photographs using two techniques; a 3D filter and then slicing part of the image to create spirals to truly express a glitch in reality. The yearning to be ‘just like’ or ‘better’ than everyone else, comes as a result of the elaborate comparisons that girls make between each other. As teenagers we are consumed by fitting in and being accepted, and I along with many of my peers have experienced first-hand, the demanding and aching obsession to be as beautiful and pleasing to the eye as ‘others’, instead of worshiping the person that you are, glitches and all.