In this series of large-format photographs, the artist brings her double to life. The effigy manufactured by a specialist firm is a faithful copy of her head and torso on a 1:1 scale. Grzeszykowska documents the process of applying makeup, eyelashes and eyebrows, and the framing and reduced distance create the illusion of confronting a real person.
The intimate character of these portraits and the natural lighting allude to the tradition of painterly representation. At the same time, the series is a further transgression of self-portrait conventions and another attempt by Grzeszykowska to liberate herself from her own body—symbolically dividing identity from its physical medium.
Alluding to her earlier photo series, the artist probes the creative possibilities of this medium. Here photography is used in an exceptionally suggestive manner to create artificial life, a person who lives only in pictures.