Thursday, September 18, 2008

"Doll Face" by Andrew Huang



This is a haunting and visually stunning work of art, showing how beauty is merely a facade. How media and its messages create a subjective world, where unattainable goals often lead us to disaster.

This award winning short catapulted the college artist, Andrew Huang, into a Hollywood career. Something tells me we will be seeing more of his work in years to come.

Love yourself.
And your own special uniqueness.





21 comments:

Ari Koinuma said...

That was heart-breaking, though not in an unsatisfying way. Thanks for sharing it.

ari

jenji said...

Fantastic~

thanks Deb.

jenji

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

Powerful message, I linked back to you, had to share it!

SeaSpray said...

It reflected an emptiness within and the frustration of never being able to totally attain someone else's ideal.

Yet it is good to improve but it needs to be within realistic expectations and to enhance what you already have and not someone else's concept of beauty.

And inner beauty radiates to the outside.

Meow (aka Connie) said...

That was just incredible, and sends a very strong message.
Thanks for sharing.

How are you Deb ... sorry I've been scarce ... I miss everyone, and am now endeavouring to put myself back out there in the blogging world.

Have a great weekend.

Take care, Meow

Guilty Secret said...

Thank you so much for sharing this. Fantastic.

~Deb said...

This was too surreal and even got to me a bit...well a lot. :|

Sad.

I'm placing this as my favorites.

Thanks, Deb!


P.S. On a lighter note, I've been rattling my brain with the exercises you gave us in your previous post! Too much fun! GAWD is my brain function on low gear! (ha)

Jade said...

I don't think I could have said it any better myself. It was haunting yet visually stunning to watch. It definitely hits home for women in the U.S. it seems like the goal is never quite obtainable and that what we start as must be changed.

phd in yogurtry said...

Excellent video delivering a necessary message.

OHN said...

Reaching for the unreachable perfection. Sad but very true.

Big Brother said...

Very powerful... asd comment on our world. Thanks

Vesper de Vil said...

Ironically, it's Hollywood that so often generates the unattainable goals.

I just find this interesting...given the content of the short film, and the fact that Andrew Huang was catapulted into a Hollywood career.

S'onnie said...

wow that was very thought provoking.

Deb said...

Ari,
I thought it was brilliant too.

Jenji,
I knew you'd find it wow-like.

Barbara,
I wanted to share it to.

Seaspray,
So well said.

Meow,
Always happy to see you :)

Guilty,
It moved me.

Deb,
It got to me as well.

Jade,
I thought Huang captured it all in a most artistic way.

PhD,
I so agree.

OHN,
Sad, indeed. We need to embrace our own inner and unique beauty. Not look somewhere else for it.

BB,
I thought it was so amazing and poignant.

Vesper,
I hear what you are saying. My hope is that someone like Huang will bring his own eye to Hollywood. Shake up the status quo sorta thing. Check out his other shorts and photographs.

Sonnie,
So glad your thoughts were provoked ;)

jumpinginpuddles said...

wow, no wonder we never wear makeup

Raj Khatri said...

Will surely share with few friends, i suggest this is really awasome.

Beth said...

I think its very clever. But as a make-up lover it really makes me want the extra hands so I can put everything on all at once.

kath said...

oh my

ghastly...powerful..sad..

Tiptoe said...

That was quite such a profound piece, although so sad. So many of us reach for "perfection," or to find our own sense of external beauty. But really, our beauty is there internally, if only we could just see.

Anonymous said...

Wow....speechless and moved.

Anonymous said...

im only 12 and i can easily see what andy is trying to encapsulate in this wonderful performance
well done
-let your inner beauty show and shine!
love yourself!
myah hedge (12)
gizzy new zealand!