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Clutching stomach

Clutching stomach
Photo Description:
In this piece, I have painted my sisters hands clutching her stomach, to highlight a sense of discomfort and self loathing towards her body; in an attempt to portray a sense of distorted body image. The firm way in which her hands appear to be gripping her skin suggest she thinks negatively about her stomach and is pressing it in an attempt to make herself thinner. The piece allows the viewer to feel sympathy towards the subject because the action of clutching the stomach in self hatred is expressed clearly; causing the viewer to reflect upon the pressures to look a certain way and the common feelings of distorted body image many people have today.
Molly Lambourne , 17 yrs
Harlington Upper School