Store Window, 2016

Mannequins are a mirror of our culture or at least certain demographics of society. The specialty companies who manufacture mannequins continue to change the look and expressions to reflect the targeted audience's interests from specific stores and retailers.

This store, in upstate New York had seen better days. What was probably once a thriving industrial town is hobbling along and trying to survive without updating its windows except for new clothes on old mannequins. Mixed in with defining and identifying what is beauty? Is what's beautiful to be the same for you? Most likely not and this juxtaposition of the dressed mannequin with its bald-headed reflection indicates that very contrast and dialogue and yet at the same time upholds a cultural ideal instilled by the sculptors who created these figurines.