Vanity: Plastic Pride

Modern day celebrity Kim Kardashian, combined with the classic Barbie doll, is caught taking a selfie in the mirror of her bathroom vanity. Both figures display elements of excessive pride in appearance and achievements, while doing little to respect their surroundings and behaviors. This neon colored painting plays on the unnatural colors often seen in children's toys to question the idea of what is real and what is false. This painting shows a "before and after" snapshot of what happens when pride becomes an addiction. While we get a view into a perfect selfie, large round white light bulbs literally shine light on the sin of vanity.