Caitlin Holford

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Alma, a character created by Caitlin Holford, inspired by the myth of the sculptor Pygmalion whose love for a statue he created, was so great, that it enabled the statue to come to life in the form of an exquisitely beautiful woman. Just as the statue was created as a result of Pygmalion’s love, Alma, is a product of her husband’s desire. In this series the images are taken from the perspective of Alma’s husband and explore the mystery of the mundane as Alma is seen carrying out the familiar act of eating. The use of repetition, in three images per location, allows the viewer to look beyond the composition of these images and to observe Alma’s frustration. On the surface she appears to be the perfect woman, however, beneath her mask, she is deeply unhappy, feeling completely objectified by her husband’s obsession.