Caitlin Holford, Through Her Husband’s Eyes
Alma, through her husband’s eyes is a character created by Caitlin
Holford and has been inspired by the myth of the sculptor
Pygmalion whose love for a statue he created, was so great, that it
enabled the statue to come to life in the form of an exquisitely
beautiful woman. Just as the statue has been created by
Pygmalion, Alma, is very much the product of her husband’s desire.
In this work, Alma is seen in a series of mundane settings, in poses
directed by her husband. She appears conventional, the perfect
woman, however, beneath her mask, which is both physical and
metaphorical, she is deeply unhappy. She feels objectified by her
husband’s obsession with her.