“Cuenca Rasmussen’s sculptures construct a poetic and at the same time pointed criticism of this relationship between object and beholder/consumer. The mirror surfaces of the mannequins turn our gaze back onto ourselves, forcing us to become aware of our own bodies and consumption habits. This way revealed, we can see ourselves as part of a much larger system, as complex and chaotic as ever the sculptures’ reflections on the walls.” - Christian Larsen website.
Given their glitzy exterior, you could be forgiven for thinking these mannequins command attention and flattery and nothing else. But upon closer inspection, I think they also convey the gentle nature of femininity far more accurately than it might first appear.
[Left to right: Outer Reflection II, III and IV, from the Outer Mirrors exhibition by Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen]