La Trahison des Miroirs (2021)
In the tradition of Duchamp's readymades, this antique mirror becomes something more than its original form. The phrase "Ceci n'est pas vous"/"This is not you" (harkening to Réne Magritte's "Ceci n'est pas une pipe"/"This is not a pipe") has a two-fold meaning. In a literal sense, the viewer is reminded that when looking into the mirror they are not seeing themselves, but rather a reflection of themselves. But on a deeper level, it reminds the viewer that they are more than just their external appearance.
In an image-obsessed age of social media, photoshop, and plastic surgery, it's easy to grow up with a distorted lens of beauty. Unattainable, "perfect" beauty standards can cause a diminished sense of self-worth. This mirror reminds anyone looking into it that there is so much more to them than just the external: their interests, their skills, the way they love, their humor, etc.
Ceci n'est pas vous...you are so much more, and that's truly beautiful.