DIAP Creative Journal
Here, Then and Now
90'sLIFE, shapes collage
Possibilities of Dialouge
ArtObjects:In 2016, over $16 billion was spent on on cosmetic surgery, also in 2016 Buttocks Lifts went up
252% in one year, in 2017 there were almost 600,000 hip replacements, - technological
advances have allowed humans to ability to implant, replace, and improve the human body.
Looking at the various surgeries that are cosmetic, this project seeks to highlight the absurdity of
social pressures to maintain/attain the perfect body through pharmaceutical and surgical
By creating an online shopping experience, where you can choose your own body parts including
breasts, butt, hips, knees, calves and pacemaker (heart), I am promoting the Do-It-Yourself
attitude without the actual work. Of coarse the packaging will be sleek and minimalist. People
who order these body enhancements, will be paying for sleek packaging of their body parts.* The
design on the box is derived from my generative mapping exquisite corpse sections.
*Please Note: this project is slightly inspired by Lucy Sparrow’s shopping experiences, except
through a mobile app. People can shop and order what they are interested in, and they will
receive a limited supply DIY weighted box (the weight of each box will be in accordance to the
body part they purchased).