Bea Thompson

BA (Hons) Fine Art | Class of 2020

This year I have continued to explore the relationship between the media and the impact it has on our body, the way it controls how we think and the impact it has on our mental health. My aim is to show positive and negative views that we have about our body daily. The purpose is that it is normal to feel negative at times even when we are positive.

Mixed media techniques were an essential part of this series. I combine nylon tights and thread together to make two dimensional and three dimensional pieces to create a series that demonstrates various attitudes towards my own body and self-image. It shows how feelings about the body are complex and various elements are needed to explain different aspects. Colour has been added to not dominate and evoke an emotional response but to educate the whole view of what body image is about.