Artist creates striking body art about body image

- A video posted by artist Jody Steel has struck a cord online and has been viewed almost 40 million times since being posted to Facebook on March 8.

The Los Angeles-based artist used her own body as a canvas to create a painting of a twisted up torso to represent the stifling effect of body image.

In a comment below the video, Steel wrote about her own battles with body image, “No matter how much I went to the gym or how little I ate carbs and sugar, I still didn’t see what I imagined was perfect,” wrote Steel. “Once I realized that naturally, I don’t have a coke bottle figure, or long and thin legs, I began to let go of the pressures I’ve felt to fulfill an image that our society has deemed the pinnacle of beauty.”

Body Image by Jody Steel - A Timelapse DrawingMusic by Kylaido

Posted by Jody Steel on Tuesday, March 8, 2016

 

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