Cloud: Perfect (reprise)
Cloud: Perfect (reprise) speaks to the psychological affects of feminine beauty expectations and how they manifest and alter ones psyche over the course of many years. The woman presented in this work represents a transformation into an illusion, and she literally trapped inside a box that is bursting from the atmosphere. Her make-up moves from pretty to circus to strange to violent to clean, and repeats with different imagery suggesting a never-ending loop. In “round one” she takes on the persona of an abstracted sad clown, and in “round two” she takes the form of Kali - the Hindu black goddess of destruction, time, death, sexuality, and the liberator of the soul. The placement of the mirrors (both real and implied), along with the perspective-flipping window in the video, suggests an inescapable psychological space of voyeurism, ego, and introspection.