@poojazzle is an ongoing series of digital imagery that is site specific to the social media application Instagram. All of the works are 612x612 pixels, the standard upload size for images to Instagram, and are intended to be viewed on this application. I use pretty fonts, cute graphics, and punchy filters—all Instagramian zeitgeists—to present darkly humorous, unfiltered thoughts and jokes about poop that stem from real life experiences and challenges I’ve faced surrounding illness. This body of work includes mock-inspirational “pretty quotes” about being chronically ill, cell phone photographs that detail my ongoing quest for health, and poop jokes observed IRL. My goal with this series is to create a space for dialogue about the messy, behind the scenes, stigmatized aspects of illness through humor and (over)sharing of experiences related to being sick. Sharing this work on Instagram (and other social media platforms with a link to the original work) allows for an actual dialogue between myself and the public—most often strangers who suffer from some form of chronic illness—in the form of comments, likes, or shares, which has become an important function of the work.
--For the full Insta-poop experience, please this work view on Instagram.--