Texas Beauty Inspires New York Art

Rachel Hovnanian's “Wall of Confidence" is 8 feet wide and contains 220 jars of "Texas Beauty Queen Cream" with slogan from real beauty ad campaigns.

Texas girl Rachel Hovnanian made Women’s Wear Daily news recently for her artwork inspired by the world of Texas beauty. Check out the “Wall of Confidence” above. Each jar, labeled “Texas Beauty Queen Cream,” boasts a real slogan from a beauty product campaign. Other pieces include marble beauty queens holding knives and animated mirrors equipped with insults to toss out to anyone who dares take a peek at their reflection. (Inspired by the dreaded fitting room experience.) According to WWD, Rachel–who could come back home and fit right in as a Texas blonde, I should add–says she’s confronting the cultural obsession with beauty. Last week her work was on display in Los Angeles, but maybe she’ll pay her hometown a visit sometime soon.


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