Mannequins are anthropomorphized to take on humanistic personalities. At first glance, they appear oddly sincere. We read their facial characteristics as if they are human. Realistic mannequins have been sculpted to project societal standards of beauty that feign reality by having their features enhanced mechanically. Unable to age like human bodies, these objects have acquired traces of human interaction from years of exploitation.
In considering the beauty industry's ignorance towards natural aging and constructs of femininity, these deteriorating mannequins become reminders of impermanence and the distorted ideologies that activate our consumerist lifestyles. They are inscripted with a harsh reality, appearing frozen in time while forever maintaining their pose.