Lily Salzar – Relativism

This is a part of my AP 2D Art and Design body of work which focuses on different philosophies represented as self-portraits. Relativism is the philosophy which states that truth and right/wrong are all relative to the context of the society, culture, etc. and that there are no absolute moral truths. In this piece, I focus on how Relativism can warp my own perception of myself in relation to societal standards, including beauty standards which cause insecurity in perceived imperfections. The mirror is a metaphor for vanity but also truth, causing the viewer to have to examine their own point of view.