P#1 OSI: Word of Mouth

The phrase "you are what you eat" comments on the idea that the food one consumes becomes a part of his or her being, internally and externally. However, I thought the same could apply to more than just food, as anything we intake as consumers in a material-driven society literally becomes a part of us. I chose to use books and words as my subject, as humans practice and study languages and linguistics constantly and transform them into information they store and use in life. In the photo, I chose to portray the literal translation of the word "consuming" by "eating" paper, and depicted the transfer of words from page to person by having the words from the paper be physically written over my face. In addition, I chose a place with an abundance of books, knowledge, and words for my public setting to further emphasize my idea: a library.

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