Size

10" x 8"

Medium

Framed digital prints of found objects/installation (2 views). Limited edition (25) of each view.

Style

Description

Dying to Be Beautiful utilizes ammunition and spent casings to illustrate the dangers of American beauty products.  These cosmetics contain hazardous toxins and carcinogenic compounds that are perfectly legal for sale here, yet have been banned overseas.

The European Union has banned close to 2,000 chemicals and additives from use in cosmetics and personal care products.  In contrast, the FDA still permits the usage of these, and they can be found in everything from makeup to soaps, shampoos, hair dyes, perfumes and even first aid supplies.  The artist had intended to provide the E.U. itemization, however the document was 58 pages in length, single spaced. 

Are you dying to be beautiful?