Rosanna Jones, Photographer & Mixed Media Artist explores how appearance affects identity in her project entitled 'Skin'. Inspired by this François de La Rochefoucauld quote: "We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves." How we feel about our own skin color, body shape, hair, eye color, and even age can affect how we present ourselves to the world.
Magpie Fairy - Discarded as rubbish, or accidentally lost, she finds them irresistible and adorns herself with them. Obviously because she is very tiny, the objects are depicted larger than life. I had great fun deciding which objects may have been discarded by humans and would be small enough and interesting enough for a fairy to collect. Not a traditional fairy but rather a streetwise', happy-go-lucky, modern fairy.
When discussing truth, we often associate the truth about ourselves, which is often unknown. We gather truth through our senses, such as sight. A man of 70 may feel as young as he did 40 years ago, mentally, but his reflection reminds him of just how old he is. This image gives the impression of someone looking down at their hands, wrinkled and withered, they are reminded of their age and the life they've lead, reminded by the truth, despite how they feel inside.