It is strange… strange and a little uncomfortable, the art of Justin Novak. In his own words he explains it like this:
‘Whereas the figurine has historically represented the dominant culture’s norms and ideals, the dis-figurines speak of the damage inflicted by those very same expectations.’
To me, this is of course linked to my self-harm problem, but in general… expectations hurt. Expectations damage. And society… society is nothing but expectations.