“Jewish” Nose

“Jewish” Nose

This is a print on 100% cotton cold pressed archival paper.

This is the first instalment in my art series Insecurities, where I asked people to send me their deepest insecurities so I could show them they were beautiful. This person was insecure about their “Jewish” nose.

A strong nose was once a symbol of power. Cleopatra emphasised her nose on the coins printed of her profile for this very reason. The Jewish nose has been so heavily demonised by Western beauty standards that its history is lost and forgotten. Not only this, but the your nose has survived the persecution of your ancestors in order to be passed down to you. That is something to wear with pride.