2006 | 13 life-sized lightjet photographic prints
The action of imprinting upon my skin with rubber stamps parallels my mental internalization process, given that I tend to be an impressionable person. These commands, spoken in the past, reveal that my past conformity still affects my present self. Using my forehead as imprint location, harkens back to the idea of the scarlet letter, or even a billboard upon which others can view the imprinted words. I cropped below the eyes to reveal that, in the past, I could not express verbally my feelings about the orders, and that the deliverer and present viewer must stare back at me without my response.