Self through Lady Gaga

Digital exploration of Lady Gaga’s photoshoot image for V Magazine by Mario Testino.

I am continuing my theme of using celebrity imagery to understand what aspirations within myself draws me to connect with these particular images.
Recreated digitally and then simplified, the image is recreated to essentially reflect that response within myself to her.

Layering and repetition of shape and colours symbolise my inner need for change, a literal translation that during the process releases repressed feelings.
Overlapping creates nuances to inner complexities that one moves in and out of using emotions. The final pieces are a symbol of the visual ethereal qualities of my sense of Self that is connecting to the image and personality of the icon.