"Make Me Pretty" is my latest 11"x 14" x 8", sculpture that explores youth and human aging. So many of us hate the fact that we are getting old. Including me. Our society has such a fixation on beauty and youth, that millions of people surgically alter-themselves to try and cheat the effects of aging. A wrinkle here, a sag there, and our lives are all over. No bones about it, some day we and everyone we love are ALL going to die. If your lucky, you might live past 90, but at that age, our bodies are certainly not what they used to be. Maybe within the next 20-40 years, surgery and bioengineering technologies will be advanced enough to give us a new face, or possibly even a new body. The question is, what will we have to give up in order to do be young again? Is youth worth selling your soul?
This piece can be seen at the Hive Gallery from now till December 1st along with dozens of other sculptures from many of the best sculptors in Los Angeles.