Damaged by Expectations: Justin Novak’s “Disfigurines”

Justin Novak's Disfigurines

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.


About quantumphysica

My name is QuantumPhysica The Insane, but you can call me QP. I am insane, admitted to a mental hospital in Belgium, and waiting for a decent diagnosis at the moment. Once I was a physics student with goals in life and what more; now I'm simply the patient of Room 93. Ever wondered what life is like in the psychiatric ward? I'll tell you everything you ever wanted to know... I am... particularly twitchy of personality. But I also am genuinely interested in everything. There is nothing that doesn't interest me, really. Everything, from quantum computers to fashion and cars to traveling... I also give advice. On anything. No taboos whatsoever. And I make lists of things...
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2 Responses to Damaged by Expectations: Justin Novak’s “Disfigurines”

  1. thedruidbird says:

    Wow, this is kind of beautiful, uncomfortable and disturbing at the same time! It makes me think of self harm too 🙂

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