Sarah Beckstrom

The Bridesmaid: A 21st Century Archetype
Selenium toned silverprints, wood, light
40 x 96 x 16 in.

This work is about the experience of feeling incongruent with the ideals and expectations the role of a bridesmaid presents as part of a wedding ritual. On the surface, traditional weddings seem to be wonderfully perfect, but a closer look often reveals some discord within. The purpose of and sentiment behind celebrating a union often becomes lost among this strive to create such a grand production and presentation fantasy.

© Sarah Beckstrom