Venice, California native Tansy Myer grew up in a flurry of feminine beauty and rock and roll. Troubled by the common female desire to attain an attractive image no matter the struggle, Miller decided to build upon this theme via her funky eye-popping portrait series.
The Tansy Miller caricatures juxtapose mainstream physical beauty with quarky features, often merging the more awkward themes of the classic nerdy or punk rock girl with fine flowing hair and full-bodied lips. By over-exaggerating aspects of the female face, most notably in the eye region, Miller has successfully drawn attention to an underlying societal issue in a playful and ironically enough, aesthetically pleasing manner. As her project is as much exquisite as it is intelligible, her portraits will undoubtedly have a significant impact upon the lives of countless women.