You know when you’re walking down the street and you’re doing your thang and somebody shouts across the road telling you to smile? Ugh.
Firstly, not your place to tell me what to do. And secondly, no, this is my swag okay?
Cr: via knowyourmeme
A Vancouver artist was tired of guys telling her to smile, and has now decided to do something about it using her artistic talent.
Mandy Tsung started the “Bitchy Resting Face Project” in 2015 painting portraits using selfies women and fans had sent her. The artist writes on her blog, “all women know how infuriating it is if someone tells you to smile when your face is simply relaxed. This is the most natural face a woman can make; her most honest expression, and yet it is so unsettling that strangers feel the need to do something to stop it”
She continues, “By depicting women as we are naturally, I hope to erase the shame and negativity that we feel about simply being ourselves.” Yasss Mandy.
Tomorrow is the opening for our group show, Strong Female Character! I'll be releasing signed prints of each #bitchyrestingfaceportrait in the show. You'll be able to pick them up at the opening or online once I've updated my shop over the weekend. * If I've used your face for one of these I'll be getting in touch to send you your complementary one.
Making a clear statement, the images are part of the artist’s group show ‘Strong Female Character’ and are sure to put a smile on your face. Or not. Yknow, whatever.
New #bitchyrestingfaceportrait 😁 Come see them all in January at @hotartwetcity for the Strong Female Character show. * If you'd like to submit a photo of your bitchiest (autocorrect just tried to change this to "butt horsey" 😆) resting face, please send it to email@example.com. If at all possible, please make it a sharp high res image with a pose similar to this one. Thanks!
Check out more of Mandy’s art on her Tumblr, and then make all the faces you want.