Body Image services
The Reveal Mission is currently working on several different fronts when it comes to body image.
Chad has been interviewing and photographing people with body image stories for several years. A few of these stories are here on the website. Some have been included in art projects. If you are interested in sharing your story, please contact us.
Chad has started a new Reveal Mission project, Vitruvian Women, that is on display at the Gem Center for the Arts in Boise.
The Vitruvian Man is a drawing made by Leonardo Da Vinci accompanied by notes by the Roman architect Vitruvius that depicts a man in two superimposed positions. The work is based on Vitruvius’ concept of ideal body proportions, i.e., the ideal body should be eight heads high.
This project, Vitruvian Women, is an attempt to deconstruct the concept that there is one ideal female body size, shape or form. The reality is that our bodies are diverse in both form and function. Celebrating or over-emphasizing one standard over another can cause isolation and shame. These portraits seek to honor all bodies and to celebrate their raw beauty.
Secondarily, and perhaps most importantly, this project gives voice to the participants by giving them space to share the life stories that have taken place to their bodies and self-identities - the experiences that have shaped their body image.
Over 50 women have shared their experiences and their portraits in this project. Each month the installation is updated with a new set of images and stories. Every day a new story is shared on the Instagram feed @reveal_mission. If you would like to participate in this project, please click here for a document with more information.
If you have questions or would like to sign up, please contact us.